The Australian Taxation Office is looking for a partner to re-platform its Australian Business Registration system which is reaching the end of its Microsoft support.
The database records information on companies that need an
Australian Business Number (ABN). It also interacts with systems from
The tax office realised in 2007 that the system would reach the
end of its Microsoft support in July this year. It decided that a
technology refresh was necessary because keeping the current system
would increase troubleshooting requirements and would result in
security problems going unpatched. The tax office has now released
a tender to look for a vendor which can revamp the system by
"The current implementation is an inhibitor to doing business
now and into the future as there are significant complexities in
delivering enhancements and maintaining the current
implementation," the tender documents said.
The system will be implemented in two releases. The first will
be built up to April 2010 for implementation in August 2010. The
second will be built from April to August 2010 for implementation
in March 2011.
The vendor has to supply resources for the design, build, test,
implementation and warranty which lasts for 90 days after the
taxation office is happy with the implementation.
The tender closes on 19 November.