A common approach to Government email services is being investigated under the auspices of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. NZQA and an unspecified number of other agencies are collaborating on a common approach to email and are seeking contributions from prospective suppliers, according to the GETS tender site. NZQA is the lead agency. The GETS notice quotes “Directions and Priorities for Government ICT”, agreed by the Cabinet in October 2010, which includes a priority to rationalise investment, procurement and delivery of ICT infrastructure and software and a goal of common approaches for common needs. The notice to prospective suppliers seeks information from those potentially interested in the provision and development of common email services for Government. The responses will be used to inform the creation of options for a business case, if viable. The notice says suppliers who do not respond will not be excluded for any subsequent market engagement process. Closing date for responses is August 22.
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