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The Singapore government has unleashed tenders for S$1.2 billion (£600,000) worth of technology projects for 2012.

During 2011 the IT-centric government awarded 638 infocomm contracts worth more than S$1.12 billion.

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA),said that the new tenders would open up opportunities in areas like learning management system, data analytics, e-services and portals, and business process management.

Under a “co-creation” model with the private sector, the IDA will be piloting a process dubbed ‘call-for-solution’ to acquire innovative ICT solutions.

Among the call for proposals to design a system to allow civil servants to work while on the move using smartphones and tablets.

Contracts will be awarded to selected proposals for pilots and implementation.

The government is also encouraging the creation of apps to utilize government data under a "Harnessing Data for Value Creation" Call-for-Collaboration (CFC) process.

The CFC is a multi-agency effort led by IDA and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and being joined by the Department of Statistics (DOS), Energy Market Authority (EMA), Health Promotion Board (HPB), Land Transport Authority (LTA), National Environment Agency (NEA), National Library Board (NLB), National Parks Board (NPARKS) and Singapore Land Authority (SLA).

Cloud computing will also take centre stage with the G-Cloud project , which aims to have a cloud based government network in place by end of 2012.The IDA will be seeking to enrich the G-Cloud with various Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

The wide ranging tender projects include contracts from the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), Central Provident Fund Board (CPFB) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM). ®

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