Evaluation of shortlisted tenderers to build the Astria solution continues to progress and negotiations with the chosen supplier will occur with the next few months. There have been delays triggered by the impact of COVID-19 on the Department and shortlisted suppliers.
Vendor selection has been informed by consultations over many months with a wide range of justice stakeholders who will use the Astria solution. Tender evaluations have included product demonstrations from potential vendors attended by staff representing all relevant operational areas of the Department of Justice including; Courts, Prisons, Community Corrections, Crown Law and Victim Support Services.
Once contracted, the chosen vendor will begin work on an Astria prototype that will be used for demonstration and testing with users.
People who are interested in representing their area for future Astria testing should contact the Justice Connect team by email firstname.lastname@example.org