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Legal Tender: Post delivers bad news to PeopleSoft

15 Nov 11

NZ Post is undergoing a group-wide overhaul of its business structure and says it wants to replace a number of disparate financial systems, including PeopleSoft, with a single off-the-shelf Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution.

The state-owned enterprise, which has annual revenues of over $1.2 billion and total assets worth over $11 billion, has issued an expression of interest call to ERP vendors and implementation partners.

NZ Post has been using PeopleSoft as its general ledger, asset register and payables system for several years, but says after reviewing its requirements it has decided the solution does not meet its future needs.

Vendors have until November 28 to respond to the EOI. NZ Post says in December it expects to issue a closed request for proposals based on the outcome of the EOI, with the goal of going live with the new ERP solution by mid-2013 at the latest.

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The Ministry of Social Development has issued an RFP for a solution to manage portfolios of owned and leased properties, both for itself and other government departments.

The agency says as the designated "centre of expertise” in property management across the whole of government, it is seeking a solution capable of being utilised by other departments.

Nine other major agencies have registered their interest in the procurement: the Departments of Internal Affairs, Corrections and Labour, the Ministries of Science and Innovation, Health and Education, the State Services Commission, Inland Revenue and ACC. MSD says smaller agencies should also be able to "piggy-back” on the solution.

According to the RFP, the solution should be able to carry out: property management, asset management, property portfolio management, workplace management (managing space utilisation and allocation including reporting occupancy rates and related financial calculations), facilities and contract management, and sustainability management (collecting and aggregating energy, waste and water data across the property portfolio to provide a measure of the performance of each facility).

Vendors need to respond to the RFP by December 7.

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Drug buying agency Pharmac is giving itself a comprehensive IT health check-up. It has issued an RFP for suppliers interested in providing a review of its information systems strategy and its information technology infrastructure, policies, services and resourcing.

Pharmac says it expects to grow in size and function over the next few years and the review is to ensure it can take on expanded roles with minimal disruption.

Interested suppliers need to respond to the RFP by November 22. 

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The NZ Fire Service is running a registration of interest process for the provision of a financial management information system and an assets management information system. Responses to the ROI close on December 2.

Details of the above tenders can be found here