Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain announced today that Wellington company, SilverStripe, has secured the contract for a single web platform for government agencies.
�A web platform is the underlying system which allows an agency to create and deliver high quality websites for New Zealanders. Creating a single web platform is part of the Government's better public services initiative and will bring savings to taxpayers,� says Mr Tremain.
�Having one common platform will enable government departments to share and reuse website features. This will improve consistency, efficiency and lower costs.
�This common capability shows potential savings of $50,000 per web project procurement. On its own it�s not a big amount but when spread over the whole of government we�re looking at estimated savings of over $500,000 per year.
�It�s great news that an integral part of the Government Common Web services initiative has gone to a New Zealand company. Another New Zealand company, Revera, will manage technical infrastructure, using the Government�s Infrastructure as a Service.�
For more information about the initiative go to: http://ict.govt.nz/programme/rethink-online/implementing-rethink-online/common-web-services/platform