The Department of Labour is evaluating the use of biometrics (both face and fingerprints), in the identity management of visa holders crossing the local border.
The trial is to use a combination of real data in real time and test data in a test environment. Equipment is needed to capture, store and analyse new data and to migrate existing photo and fingerprint records.
The evaluation will also look at opportunities to leverage off existing technology, such as the automated passenger processing systems for Australian and New Zealand e-Passport holders.
Vendors will need to provide hardware, software and services so that the Department can evaluate immigration identity management using biometric data and technologies.
The deadline for replies is Monday, April 12.