PSA calls bidders as it enters PhilSys final procurement phase this month

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There is an opportunity for systems integrator to win for a large, historic government project.

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has called for potential bidders of the systems integrator for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) to start with their preparatory activities as procurement is set to rollout on May 2020.

PhilSys is the government’s central identification platform for all citizens and resident aliens of the Philippines.

The full implementation of PhilSys requires four procurement phases or blocks. So far, PSA has completed three purchasing blocks: registration kits, automated biometric identification system (ABIS), and card production and personalization. The system integrator is the final procurement phase and most critical prerequisite for registration as it will ensure that major components of the PhilSys are seamlessly interconnected and fully functional.

The contract for system integrator will be awarded to a winning bidder in about ten (10) weeks from May 2020.

A memo was released by PSA on May 6th outlining the system integrator’s project scope and other information.

“The procurement of core technology infrastructure is critical to the roll-out of a fully functional PhilSys ecosystem,” PSA said in the memo.

“The SI [system integrator] shall be an automated solution to the applications required by the PhilSys, and should further identify the operating environment, hardware, and software needs to run the systems,” the statement reads.

The PSA targets to register at least 5 million household heads by the end of 2020.

The PSA reassures the public that work is continuous towards the accelerated implementation of PhilSys this year, with the goal of registering majority of Filipinos and resident aliens by end of 2022.

The PhilSys aims to provide a valid proof of identity for Filipino citizens and resident aliens in the Philippines to promote effective and efficient transactions with the public and private sector. Further, the system shall serve as the link in the promotion of social service delivery and strengthening of financial inclusion. It also aims to contribute to enhancing administrative governance, reducing corruption, and promoting ease of doing business.

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