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Request For tender for the provision of Biometric Goods, Services and Training for the Australian Passport Office (APO)
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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) invites tenders for the creation of a panel of companies suitably qualified and experienced to provide biometric technology and training for use in the APO workflow and analysis systems.
The Australian Passport Office (APO) produces travel documents for Australian citizens in a secure, efficient and responsive way. Since 2005 the APO has incorporated biometric technology, and in particular facial recognition into the passport production process.
The APO has requirements for the provision of specialised biometric support, particularly in relation to the facial recognition system/s and is looking to further develop its capabilities in this area with a view to achieving business improvements. It is also investigating the potential utilisation and integration of other biometric technologies into its passport issuance and analysis systems.
Tenderers must demonstrate compliance with the following Conditions for Participation:
(a) the Tenderer (and any of its proposed subcontractors) must not be named as not complying with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cwlth);
(b) the Tenderer (and any of its proposed subcontractors) must not be named on the consolidated list of individuals and entities subject to targeted financial sanctions under the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 or the Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011;
(c) the Tenderer (and any of its proposed subcontractors) must not be bankrupt or insolvent;
(d) the Tenderer (and any of its proposed subcontractors) must not have any judicial decision against it relating to employee entitlements (not including decisions under appeal), that has not been met in full by the Tenderer; and
(e) the Tenderer (and any of its proposed subcontractors) must comply with the relevant requirements of the Fair Work Principles.
Tenderers should complete Section 3 of Schedule 3 (Tender Response) and the Tenderer’s Declaration for Compliance with the Fair Work Principles as set out at Section 7 of Schedule 3 (Tender Response) to demonstrate their compliance with the above Conditions for Participation.
From 1 April 2014 for a period of three year (with possibility of two one year extensions).