Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has entered the final stages of its procurement process for the Next Generation Infrastructure Service (NGIS), inviting down selected suppliers to bid on the project’s final component - managed networks services.
The notice comes approximately two months after TfNSW issued notice of a closed tender for the Fixed Voice and Mobile Services component of the Networks technology domain. While it is expected that the contract signing for the Fixed Voice and Mobile Services component will be announced in January 2015, the successful supplier for the managed network services domain – the subject of this notice – is expected to be announced in April 2015.
IBM and NEC have been nominated as preferred tenderers for Centralised Computing (Data Centres) and End User Computing, Collaboration and Service Desk bundles respectively.
NGIS was initiated to take advantage of expiring infrastructure services contracts through consolidating the
Transport cluster onto shared infrastructure services platforms. TfNSW expects this streamlined approach will cut costs.
Respondents to the initial Expression of Interest (EOI) in June 2013 include 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.