The ending of a longstanding relationship in which the Department of Internal Affairs provided IT services to the Ministry of Transport is behind a move by the MoT to find an outsourced IT provider, an MoT spokeswoman says.
The arrangement has ended in part because the MoT, which is located next door to Internal Affairs, is moving to another site in Wellington in March, the spokeswoman says.
In light of the MoT’s move, “Internal Affairs decided they wanted to do different things with their IT”, she says.
The ending of the relationship was mutually agreed by the MoT and Internal Affairs and is “amicable”, she says.
With the end of the shared IT arrangement, the MoT has opted to look for another IT provider and has issued an RFP (request for proposal) for outsourced IT services.
The RFP notes “vendors who offer in-house only solutions, as well as those who provide hosting services, are invited to respond” and “consortium applications are welcome”.
The new IT services provider is to be in place by February, before the move.
The RFP closes on November 16.