[LINK] Energy measures for e-Tax tender

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Nov 28 10:46:23 AEDT 2008

The Australian Taxation Office has issued a Request for Tender for 
"Maintenance and Development of the e-tax System" (id:08.079 
27-Nov-2008). There is a detailed 28 page Statement of Requirement. 
However, there is  no requirement to measure or minimise the energy 
and CO2 emissions from the system in the "Measures of success" for 
the project. There should be a requirement for the total carbon 
emissions to be predicted and reported and for options for reduction 
to be included.

"The Contractor will be required to:

         * maintain the Client Application and Server Infrastructure Software
         * design, build and fully test any changes required to the 
Client Application and Server Infrastructure Software
         * ensure that the Client Application functions correctly 
according to functional specifications and User requirements prepared 
by the Tax Office
         * provide an architectural blueprint in respect of the 
design of the e-tax System, as well as other technical documentation 
required by the Tax Office
         * develop and deliver to timeframes specified by the Tax 
Office, e-tax System documentation outlined in section 13 of this Part Two;
         * deliver the e-tax System prior to the go-live date of 1 
July each year, allowing the Tax Office time to conduct necessary 
testing to ensure a quality product
         * support the e-tax System during production
         * project manage the design, build, testing and delivery of 
the e-tax System
         * provide regular status reports during all phases of the project
         * evaluate the e-tax System provided according to agreed Tax 
Office criteria, including the measures of success outlined in 
section 5 of this Part Two. ..."

     From: Statement of Requirement, Part 2, Request for Tender for 
Maintenance and Development of the e-tax System, ATO, id:08.079 27-Nov-2008

More details in my Blog: 

Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd            ABN: 17 088 714 309
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Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Australian National University  

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