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Queensland reveals major upcoming ICT ATMs

by Pallavi Singhal •
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A $91 million Laboratory Information System is on the list of high-value ICT projects slated to begin in the final quarter of 2015 and throughout 2016, the Queensland Government's most recent procurement schedule has revealed.

Agencies with major upcoming procurements include Queensland Health, the Department of Education and Training and the Public Safety Business Agency.

The highest-value project on the schedule is Queensland Health’s $91 million Laboratory Information System replacement, which is expected to begin in early-2016. The method of procurement has not been specified.

The system is the core system for the delivery of pathology, forensic and public health laboratory testing services. It stores more than four billion patient tests and results, and processes 52,000 pathology tests every day. It is now at the end-of-life, and a contemporary system is needed to fully integrate with the integrated electronic Medical Record (ieMR) and Queensland’s digital hospital initiative, according to the state’s 2015 eHealth Investment Strategy.

Other significant Health projects include its ICT infrastructure replacement, worth approximately $50 million over a number of individual procurements. A key priority for the department is the implementation of “new ICT infrastructure utility to provide contemporary network and data centre foundations that support contemporary systems and increase the mobility of the workforce”, according to the Investment Strategy. It is also looking to implement a department-wide contemporary and secure desktop environment, an information interoperability system and new enterprise systems.

Its $37.5 million Cardiac Information Solutions Program (CISP) ECG project to deliver a system capable of electronically transmitting and storing electrocardiogram results is expected to go to market under an open tender in 2015.

Queensland Health’s project to upgrade its Microsoft desktop products is expected to cost about $30 million, with procurement expected in late-2015.

“The current desktop environment, based on Microsoft’s Windows XP, is no longer supported and inhibits upgrades to existing clinical and system support applications,” the Strategy states.

It will also be undertaking a number of other system procurements and replacements, including the development and implementation of a $14 million Clinical Prioritisation Criteria knowledge base in early-2016, a replacement for its Sunrise Decision Support system, expected to cost nearly $12 million, in late 2015, and the procurement of a $10 million Source to Pay system in early-2016.

Queensland Health received funding of $144.5 million in the 2015-16 state budget for IT equipment and $34.4 million in unspecified ICT funding, according to Intermedium’s Budget IT tool.

Other agencies with upcoming multi-million dollar procurements include the Public Safety Business Agency, which provides business and corporate services to the state’s police, fire and emergency services. PSBA intends to procure body-worn video equipment or services worth about $5 million through an open tender process in late-2015, and begin procurement for its $3 million Camera Detected Offence Program in late-2015.

Additionally, the Department of Education and Training expects to procure a Library Information Management system for TAFE Queensland under a limited approach to market in mid-2016.

TAFE Queensland received funding of $5 million in the 2015-16 budget for “minor IT and systems development and replacement”.

The limited visibility of these initiatives in budget papers may partially be attributed to the minimal detail provided in state budget summaries. Some of the initiatives may also be internally funded within the agencies.

The procurement schedule also specifies that the projects outlined are indicative only and subject to change. Other procurement activities are also free to be initiated outside the projects identified, including existing Standing Offer Arrangements or ad hoc purchases.

A full list of projects with a value above $1 million that were included in the schedule is provided below.

Source: Forward Procurement Schedule - Queensland Government's ICT Mega Category  

Department of Health

Value (M)

Project Name

Date of ATM

Market Approach

$91

Laboratory Information System replacement

Jan-Mar 2016

TBC

$50

Program of Works – ICT Infrastructure Replacement

Oct – Dec 2015

Current arrangements in place

$37

Cardiac Information Solutions Program (CISP) ECG Project

July-Sept 2015

Open Tender

$30

Microsoft Desktop Products

Oct-Dec 2015

Current Arrangements in Place

$16

Microsoft Software Assurance

April-Jun 2018

Current arrangements in place

$14

Clinical Prioritisation Criteria (CPC) Knowledge base

Jan-Mar 2016

TBC

$11.8

Replacement of the Sunrise Decision Support System (TII)

Sept – Dec 2015

TBC

$10

Source to Pay System – Upstream and downstream capabilities

Jan-Mar 2016

Open Tender

$7.5

Notifiable Conditions System Replacement

July-Sept 2015

Open Tender

$5

Digital Anatomical Pathology

2017

Open Tender

$3

Patient Administration Capability

Oct-Dec 2015

Mixed

$3.5

 

 

Billing and Accounts Receivable System

Jan-March 2016

Open Tender/Existing Government resources

 

$3.1

Forensic Public Health (DAFF) System

Oct-Dec 2015

Existing Government resources

$3

Queensland Health Inpatient Processing System replacement

Sept-Dec 2015

Specialist sourcing/Existing Government Resources

$2

Enabling Infrastructure Program

Oct-Dec 2015

Mixed

$1.8

Oracle Database Management

July-Sept 2015

Open Tender

$1.58

Storage Array Network procurements

Jul-Sept 2015

Current Arrangements in Place

$1.2

Oracle Hardware Maintenance and Support

Oct-Dec 2015

Open Tender

$1.2

 

Perinatal Data System

Apr-Sept 2016

TBC

$1.02

 

Brocade Blades

Jan-Mar 2016

Open Tender

$1

 

TeleHealth Hardware Replacement

Oct-Dec 2015

Current Arrangements in Place

$1

Servers for Health related projects

Jan-Mar 2016

Current Arrangements in Place

Department of Education and Training

Value (M)

Project Name

Date

Market Approach

$8

Computers for Teachers Tranche 10

July-Sept 2015

Current Arrangements in Place

$4

Library Information Management System for TAFE QLD

Apr-June 2016

Closed Tenders

$3

Support and Extension of Identity Broker and IAM Solution

July-Sept 2015

Closed Tenders

$2.5

RFID Solutions for Schools

July-Sept 2015

Open Tender

$1

Online Attendance Software for Schools

Oct-Dec 2015

Open Tender

Public Safety Business Agency

Value (M)

Project Name

Date

Market Approach

$24

Mobile Services Program

NA

Current Arrangements in Place

$7.5

QFES ACMA 400MHz Compliance

Oct-Dec 2015

Specialist Sourcing

$5

Body Worn Video

Oct-Dec 2015

Open Tender

$3.75

ICT Foundation Program

NA

Current Arrangements in Place

$3

Camera Detected Offence Program

Oct-Dec 2015

TBC

Department of State Development

Value (M)

Project Name

Date

Market Approach

$1.25

Enterprise Content Management System

Sept-Oct 2015

Open Tender

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Value (M)

Project Name

Date

Market Approach

$3

Registration and Licensing

Oct-Dec 2015

TBC

$2

ICT Services Panel

Jan-Mar 2016

TBC

$1

ICT Hosting Arrangement

Jan-Mar 2016

TBC

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Value (M)

Project Name

Date

Market Approach

$1

Mobile Application and Web Development

Aug-Sep 2015

Multiple

 

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