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US$888.80 million in Singapore public sector tenders

Staff Writer | May 19, 2011
The Singapore government says the Lion City’s infocomm industry can look forward to the opportunity to tender for a comprehensive range of public sector projects worth up to S$1.1 billion (US$888.80 million) in the forthcoming financial year (FY) 2011.

Sensor network technologies

The National Environment Agency (NEA) presented projects including the Integrated Operations and Command System (IOCS) and the Smart Environment System (SES). These systems will leverage on advanced infocomm, communication and sensor network technologies, coupled with business analytics and predictive modelling capabilities, to enhance NEA's services.

Such systems provide NEA officers with access to real-time information and alerts on different situations, ranging from crises incidents, routine operations to surveillance and monitoring operations. It will also enable NEA to collaborate seamlessly with partner agencies and research institutes, and together with the upcoming mobile devices platform, to deliver innovative services and products to the public.

IDA CEO, RADM (NS) Ronnie Tay, said the overall outlook for the infocomm industry remains positive, with increased spending in IT and demand for services. He said the Singapore government will continue to invest in infocomm to drive public sector productivity and innovation.

In financial year 2010, the government awarded 647 infocomm contracts worth more than S$1.12 billion (US$904.8 million). This excludes the awarded amount of S$850 million (US$686.6 million) for the Schools Standard ICT Operating Environment project.

Nurturing a thriving IT industry

"Besides the government's investment in infocomm to benefit citizens and businesses, we will also spur IT innovation and productivity by nurturing a thriving and vibrant infocomm industry," Tay said. "Towards that end, we will continue to facilitate adoption of IT across sectors, as well as continued engagement and collaboration between the public and private sectors".

He said the industry can look forward to collaboration opportunities through various Call-for-Collaboration (CFC) opportunities, including the e-freight@Singapore and i-Singapore@Work.

The CFC for e-freight@Singapore issued in March, is a business re-engineering effort to integrate the Singapore air cargo and logistics supply chain and is jointly issued by the IDA and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

i-Singapore@Work, issued in April, aims to promote the integrated use of the government's geospatial data with the private sector's business data to derive synergistic benefits for our citizens and other businesses. 



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