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In Brief: Customs, National Gallery

In Brief: Customs, National Gallery

Customs seeks budget management system; NGA to consolidate communications

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service is on the hunt for a new budget management system (BMS) in an effort to bring itself into line with Australian National Audit Office recommendations.

According to request for tender documents, the BMS will redress procedural inefficiencies, usability deficiencies and provide increased flexibility and integration with current reporting tools.

“Ideally, this will promote greater use of the budgeting tool and assist in alignment with the Australian National Audit Office better practice recommendations,” the tender documents read.

The documents call for a tender response from vendors with demonstrated experience in the supply, implementation and ongoing support of commercial off-the-shelf budget management and forecasting software suitable for the Australian Government sector.

Installation of the BMS is expected to take place in September and be complete by May. The BMS will be supported with a three year maintenance contract with the option of an additional two years.

In related tender news, the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) is seeking to consolidate its telecommunications services across its Parkes and Hume sites to deliver cost savings and service management efficiencies.

The consolidation will result in fixed line voice services, a fleet of 60 mobile devices and their data services, Internet and other data links and telehousing being brought under one supplier.

According to tender documents, the NGA is considering using the telehousing services to house a number of servers with its telecommunication service provider to support public Internet access, e-commerce initiatives and/or disaster recovery enhancements.

E-commerce initiatives include adding an online shop and donations capability to its current online ticketing system.

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