The Local Government Association of South Australia is hoping to deploy videoconferencing facilities throughout its membership of 68 local governments in the state.
The association, which is leading the procurement process for the system, said that it is looking for a system of videoconferencing networking, hardware, software and user support services. The association has released an expression of interest in order to get an idea of what such a set-up might look like, so that it can then develop a project plan, procurement pathway and business model.
Such a system would have to function both for councils that have high-bandwidth connections and those that operate out of remote locations. It would also need to be able to scale in accordance to usage expansions to multiple sites, per local government body. In addition, the association said that the videoconferencing system should be able to interoperate with any existing systems.
The hope is that such an installation would increase participation from local governments in meetings and training sessions, held outside their own sites.
Interested parties have until 5 June to express their interest.