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TfNSW finalising NGIS Project procurement

by Chris Huckstepp •
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Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has issued notice of a closed tender for the Fixed Voice and Mobile Services component of its Next Generation Infrastructure Services (NGIS) Networks technology domain.

The Networks domain is the final tranche of NGIS, which was initiated following the expiry of key Fujitsu IT infrastructure services contracts. TfNSW took the opportunity to consolidate onto shared IT infrastructure services platforms and leverage the scale of the cluster to reduce costs.

The notice posted on NSW eTendering is for the Fixed Voice and Mobile Services component of the Networks domain only. An RFP for a Program Director and PMO for the NGIS released in July 2014 estimated the contract signing for the Networks (Voice and Mobile) domain will be January 2015 and the Networks (managed network services) domain in April 2015. 

IBM has been selected as preferred tenderer for the Centralised Computing (Data Centres) domain while NEC has been awarded the End User Computing (EUC), Collaboration & Service Desk domain.

TfNSW has estimated that the NGIS program renewal will require approximately $150 million in up-front expenditure and $100 million in annual operating costs on an ongoing basis, according to the Program Director and PMO RFP.

The suppliers will design, build and deploy a Next Generation telecommunications and data network to replace a number of legacy networks across the Transport agencies.

Invited tenderers have until 18 November 2014 to respond.

The respondents to the initial Expression of Interest (EOI) in June 2013 included: CSC; Fujitsu; Hewlett Packard; IBM; Lockheed Martin; Logica CGI; Unisys; Optus; Telstra; Dimension Data; NextGen Group; NEC IT Services; NetApp; UXC Connect; Tata Consulting Services; Tech Mahindra; Wipro; HCL; and Infosys.

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