After a comprehensive consultation and evaluation process, a consortium led by Fujitsu in partnership with Journal Technologies, SYSCON Justice Systems and Synateq has been selected as the Department’s preferred vendor to develop Astria.
Contract negotiations commenced in June 2020 and are expected to be completed within weeks.
The timeline from the initial publication of the Request for Tender (RFT) to identifying a shortlist and the preferred vendor consortium has taken twelve months. During this time, the Justice Connect program team has conducted extensive consultation with a wide range of government agencies, internal Department of Justice functions and key community stakeholders in order to map the system requirements.
A panel and five sub-committees involving 23 staff across several Department of Justice areas were involved in the evaluation of multiple vendor submissions. The highly collaborative evaluation process used for tender evaluation ensures that the Astria solution when implemented, will meet the needs of all its future users.