The “Criminal Justice Information System Construction Project” again failed in the tender.
It was a large public software (SW) project with more than KRW 100 billion and was the first major project to apply the differential scoring system, attracting attention, but the actual application was delayed .
Following the closing of the ‘Next Generation Criminal Justice Information System Construction Project’ proposal by the Ministry of Justice on the 2nd, it was found that LG CNS was the only bidder, it therefore failed in the tender. This is the second bid after the first failed because no company participated in the first bid on the 20th of last month.
The Next Generation Criminal Justice Information System Building Project is a large-scale project worth KRW 131 billion, and it has attracted a lot of attention with the “Building Project an intelligent pension welfare integration platform (approximately KRW 107 billion)” of the National Pension Service, which is expected to be commissioned during this year, and the construction project of the new planning generation enterprise resources (ERP) of KEPCO (about KRW 300 billion).
As an exception to the large business ownership restriction, competition was expected between large information technology (IT) services companies such as LG CNS, the existing construction and operating company, and SK C&C as well as.
However, after two rounds of bidding, the Ministry of Justice had to consider re-bidding or private contracts. For public projects, if the call for tenders fails twice, a private contract can be concluded at the discretion of the principal.
It is analyzed that competitors were hesitant to submit proposals due to the nature of the large-scale business of more than KRW 100 billion for the second round of bidding, which requires long-term consideration such as the scope of the activity, the composition of the consortium and the application of the solution. . Since LG CNS is the existing operator, one of the reasons for their reluctance to participate in the project as they might have an advantage.
An IT manager said: “Maybe they decided not to participate because they felt it was important and complex, but not very profitable.” Indicate the reason for the failure of the tender for the public SW project.
The Criminal Justice Information System Construction Project has gained attention as the first large-scale public software project to apply the differential scoring system. The differential scoring system, which was introduced late last year, is a system to prevent fierce competition by setting a differential range (up to 3 points depending on the public procurement department) depending on the classification of technical notes.
In the field of public software, it was first applied to the National Assembly’s “NABO WORKS construction project” in July, but it is the first major project.
In the contract-by-negotiation method, it is common for the difference between technical scores to be at the bottom of the decimal point, so rank is determined with a low-priced offer. The differential scoring system is a system to prevent this, and if it were indeed applied to the bidding for this project, there were many predictions that the spread would be accelerated.
The three-year project to build a new generation criminal justice information system encompasses the systems of the Ministry of Justice, the Prosecution Service, the Korean National Police Agency and Korean Coast Guard. For the purposes of innovation in criminal justice work and services to the public, electronic criminal justice procedures will be promoted, remote and online services will be expanded and the old system will be completely revamped.
The Ministry of Justice expects this to improve work efficiency and accessibility of services. In terms of infrastructure, they plan to lay the foundation for stable and efficient operation of next-generation systems by creating a cloud environment.
By staff reporter Ho-cheon An ([email protected])