Dec. 22, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - A contract signed recently by the province will modernize the Department of Public Safety's motor vehicle program.
DMR, a division of Fujitsu Consulting Canada Inc., was the successful bidder on the contract, which is worth up to $7 million over the next three years.
The modernization project has been in the planning stages for the past three years, and this contract represents the next phase in bringing the motor vehicle information system up-to-date.
"We are very pleased that the next phase of work can begin on this important project," said Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General John Foran. "Our goal is to have a responsive system that will give us timely and effective access to database information, allowing us to provide improved service to the public and our stakeholders."
The first step in the project was to analyze the current system, identify any gaps or technological vulnerabilities, and map out a plan for improvement. This next phase will see the creation of a modern technology platform, replacing the outdated system currently in use.
This will result in easier and more timely access to issues such as information on driver and vehicle data; commercial vehicle information on safety inspection reports; and information-sharing capabilities with law enforcement.
"The new system is the foundation for making the motor vehicle program more effective, improving the safety and security of our residents," said Foran. "This project will also help us continue our work toward highway safety by giving us faster access to information on unsafe commercial vehicles, as well as vehicles from other jurisdictions that have been branded as unsafe, and even vehicles used in organized crime circles."
The project will provide opportunities to work with service-delivery partner Service New Brunswick to further modernize the system, and potentially offer self-serve options for residents and companies.
Several New Brunswick companies are also providing their expertise and advice as part of the project. They include:
MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Cumby, communications, Department of Public Safety, 506-444-5267.