WorkSafe Victoria, the occupational health and safety arm of the Victorian WorkCover Authority has issued a Request for Tender (RFT) inviting firms to bid for the provision of a comprehensive set of ICT services, ranging from network facilities, data centres and servers through to audio-visual needs.
WorkSafe Victoria was not obliged to use CenITex, as under its charter CenITex only provides centralised ICT support services to the Victorian departments of :
- Planning and Community Development (DPCD);
- Premier and Cabinet (DPC);
- Primary Industries (DPI);
- Sustainability and Environment (DSE);
- Transport (DOT); Treasury and Finance (DTF); and
- Their associated agencies.
Issued on February 17, service providers will have until April 7, 2010 to respond to the RFT. WorkSafe Victoria will conduct the tendering process on its own and on behalf of the Victorian Transport and Accident Commission (TAC), selecting a single service provider to provide managed IT services to both agencies under separate contracts. Successful tenderers are expected to be notified by 20 August 2010.
According to the tender document, the service provider must provide ICT managed services that adhere to and support the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library Version 3) methodology framework.
The key ICT areas in which the provision of service has been requested include:
- Network Facilities
- Data Centre & Facilities
- Database Platform and Administration
- Mail and Collaboration Facilities
- Core Technologies
- Voice Services
- Audio-Visual Services
- Server Platforms
The tender document also outlined services to be provided relating to fax services, storage and backup as well as ongoing consulting and advice.
The entire WorkSafe request for tender document can be viewed here.