Transport for New South Wales has put out a request for expressions of interest for the replacement of contracts for server and datacentres, desktop management, managed network services, and service desk.
Transport for New South Wales was formed at the end of 2011 as a consolidation of the state government transport sector. It brought in 13 agencies, including RailCorp, the State Transit Authority, the ports corporations, Sydney Ferries, and a number of other agencies, consolidating them into one organisation with six divisions.
As part of this consolidation, the organisation has started a Next Generation Infrastructure project to replace existing disparate IT sourcing contracts across the agencies with ones that work across the one organisation for increased efficiency and cost effectiveness. The new project will also be required to have commercial flexibility to allow Transport for NSW to adopt cloud services.
The department has now issued a request for expressions of interest for what Transport for New South Wales is referring to as the "Four Tower Service Model" for IT in the organisation, which is broken up into server and webhosting/datacentre infrastructure, end-user computer and messaging, managed network services, and service desk.
Interested parties can apply for any or all of the contracts.
Transport for NSW is expecting to award the contracts for the project, except for the managed network services, between December 2013 and March 2014.