DOHA tenders for Toilet Map back-end

DOHA tenders for Toilet Map back-end

Summary: The Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA) is looking for a new hosting and geospatial data management provider for its nationwide public Toilet Map service, designed to help users find the closest public restroom.

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The Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA) is looking for a new hosting and geospatial data management provider for its nationwide public Toilet Map service, designed to help users find the closest public restroom.

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DOHA is looking for a supplier to host, maintain, update and support the Toilet Map and Bladder Bowel websites, which include collecting new geospatial data on public toilets around the country and logging it into both the interactive website and the mobile application.

"The National Public Toilet Map Website identifies the location of many publicly accessible toilet facilities in Australian urban and rural areas, and along major travel routes.

"Useful information is provided about each toilet, such as opening hours and whether there is wheelchair access," the DOHA tender reads, adding that the Toilet Map website and relevant iPhone app provides information on "more than 16,000 publicly accessible toilets, owned by both public ... and private providers ... throughout Australia."

The successful tenderer will also need to update the relevant public toilet data set hosted on data.gov.au, as well as provide 24/7 maintenance support services.

The department is offering an initial two-year contract to the successful tenderer starting in June, with three 12-month extension options attached subject to performance.

The fully fledged Toilet Map service is targeted to go live on 1 October 2012, according to tender documents. Submissions are open until 2 March.

Topics: Apps, Government, Government AU, Legal, Mobility

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