Issued: Wednesday 29 January 2014
The NSW Government today commenced its tender process by calling for expressions of interest for the installation of ID scanners in 35 high risk licensed venues within the Kings Cross precinct, Minister for Hospitality, George Souris has announced.
The conduct of the tender, assessment and all probity inquiries will be at the direction of the Director General of NSW Trade & Investment, Mark Paterson, under NSW Government procurement guidelines.
Mr Souris said the Director General advised that interested firms or consortiums are encouraged to download the expression of interest (EOI) invitation documents from the NSW Government tendering website, www.tenders.nsw.gov.au
"EOI responses are due by no later than 2pm on 19 February after which suitable candidates will be invited to submit formal proposals for consideration," Mr Souris said.
"Preferred candidates will be required to undergo a strict probity process.
"ID scanners will initially operate in 35 high-risk venues within the Kings Cross precinct.
"If needed, additional venues can in future be classified as high risk by the Director General of NSW Trade & Investment, with the agreement of the Commissioner of Police.
"The ID scanner system will be subject to strict privacy restrictions and undergo a review after a 12 month trial," Mr Souris said.