Singapore calling for $930m in new ICT tenders

Staff writer
01 Jun 2012

The Singapore government is calling for S$1.2 billion ($931.5 million) worth of new ICT tenders in its financial year 2012, saying that it will help enhance operational efficiency and productivity within the public sector and improve public service delivery to citizens and businesses.

James Kang, Assistant CEO of IDA Singapore's Government Chief Information Office, made the announcement at the Industry Briefing 2012 on Business Opportunities for Infocomm in the Public Sector.

The move presents business opportunities to the ICT industry to provide IT solutions and services to the public sector, especially in the area of learning management systems, data analytics, e-services and portals, and business process management.

In 2011, the government awarded 638 ICT contracts worth more than S$1.12 billion.

This year, the government will be piloting a process for acquiring innovative ICT solutions to be known as "Call-for-Solution." This process will receive and evaluate proposals for ICT solutions. Contracts will be awarded only to selected proposals for pilots and implementation.

To encourage the development of applications using government data, there will be a "Harnessing Data for Value Creation" Call-for-Collaboration (CFC) inviting the industry to create value with government data. Businesses can use the data to develop impactful solutions to enhance productivity, aid in analysis and planning or create new business value.

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