Two business units in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet are seeking hardware suppliers as part of IT upgrade projects.
The External Assessments Bureau (EAB), which assesses and reports on events, potential crises and threats outside New Zealand, wants new thin clients and terminal emulators. The Cabinet Office requirements include SQL servers, firewalls and switches.
EAB security requirements mean vendors must be familiar with the mandatory requirements of TEMPEST electromagnetic emanation testing and the hardware requirements of New Zealand Security of Information Technology (NZSIT 400) environments. They also need to provide examples of previous work in high security environments.
The close-off date for expressions of interest is 27 August.