The Justice Connect Program aims to replace outdated technologies supporting the Criminal and Civil Jurisdictions with a contemporary end-to-end Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solution (See Additional Information below for the definition of COTS used in the RFT). The end-to-end COTS solution will meet the needs of the Magistrate and Supreme Courts, Coroner, Director of Public Prosecution, Tasmania Prison Service, Community Corrections, The Parole Board, Victim Support Services, and a number of Tribunals. The end-to-end COTS solution will also integrate with Tasmanian and Federal Agencies, including but not limited to:
- Tasmania Police
- Department of Communities Tasmania
Solution providers who have a partial COTS solution (e.g. court system only) are encouraged to form a consortium with other providers to offer an end-to-end integrated COTS solution, on the basis there is one lead provider who takes accountability for the contract, and has sub-contract arrangements with the other providers in the consortium. For a definition of COTS that will be used for this RFT see ‘Additional Information’ Section below.
The Justice Connect Program will be delivered in three stages, with the first stage focussing on criminal and corrective justice, the second stage focussing on civil justice in the courts, and the third stage focussing on tribunals. Tenderers should note that currently only the first two stages are funded and in scope for response. The third stage will be subject to successful completion of Stages 1 and 2, as well as a separate budget bid.
The RFT will be seeking:
- An end to end COTS solution on a Software as a Service basis
- Implementation services
- Support services
- A positive Tasmanian local impact
Shortlisted RFT respondents will be required to participate in an on-site presentation and demonstration.