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NSW Police Goes to Market for COPS and Forensic Information

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NSW Police Force (NSWPF) has commenced market testing for two major projects with the issue of an EOI for modernisation of its Computerised Operational Policing System (COPS), and an announcement that it will go to the market in late October for a new Forensic Information Management System (FIMS).

NSWPF is seeking a Systems Integrator to be responsible for the modernisation of the COPS application including a web based solution, a business process improvement and reengineering effort, a flexible architecture enablement, and improved reporting and access facilities. COPS has been operational since April 1994 and provides information about all criminal offenders, reported incidents and victims of crime, as well as other administrative information.

NSWPF states that it is seeking a prime service provider, but that a consortia approach with a nominated prime provider will be acceptable. Stage 1 (EOI) will short-list respondents who will then be invited to tender. The EOI closes on 25 August.

NSWPF has also announced an industry briefing on 8 August for Phase 1 of an FIMS solution. NSWPF anticipates going to RFT in late October 2008 with a closing date of 8 December.

The first phase is the initial step involves roll-out of a fully integrated and in-the-field enabled solution. Phase 1 will lay the foundations for the FIMS infrastructure, replace the current FSG work management system (FSIMS), and enable the delivery of basic forensic information management in the form of standard reports and statistics relating to the core job, exhibit and workflow components.

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