Following on from their notice of intention in June 2014, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) has released its Request for Tender (RFT) for the ‘provision of technology and services to conduct a border clearance proof of concept’.
A number of legacy ICT systems are to be replaced to allow ACPBS to “transition to a more automated and intelligent business model for border processing.”
ACBPS is looking for “providers for the provision of project management/systems integration services together with software and hardware technology for the first stage of its Border Clearance System for travellers,” according to the RFT.
Intermedium predicted in June 2014 that the system will be the biggest new systems integration project in Canberra since the Department of Health’s ‘Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record’, and the Department of Human Services’ ‘Child Support System’. Intermedium estimates that the agency received approximately $24 million in ICT related budget funding for the project in 2014-15. However within this estimate, it is not possible to break down the likely internal versus external (supplier) spend.
The RFT makes it clear that suppliers must provide ‘Project Management and Systems Integration Services’ and either ‘Integrated Process Automation and Case Management software’ or ‘Planning and Scheduling software’.
Optional categories of supply are:
- Integrated Process Automation and Case Management software (optional provided Planning and Scheduling Software is supplied);
- Planning and Scheduling software (optional provided Integrated Process Automation and Case Management Software is supplied);
- Identity Resolution and Master Data Management software, and
- Monitoring Console software.
Tenderers can offer hand held devices for each of these four categories as an additional supply option.
Suppliers have until 14 August 2014 to submit their applications.