The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is pleased to announce the outcome of the tender process for the modernisation of the Tax and Customs business.
In December 2005 SARS published a tender (RFT 30/2005) for the modernisation of the Tax and Customs business, product and systems environment. The objective of the tender was to identify a partner capable of implementing a programme of this size and complexity.
SARS short listed 3 bidders.
Respondents were measured against capabilities such as:
The tender caters for the implementation to unfold in four distinct phases stretching over a number of years, subject to affordability. Through this mechanism both SARS and the successful bidder will have the opportunity to review the work completed at the end of each phase, reconfirm costs and delivery timelines and decide on whether to proceed to the next phase. Both parties will have the option to exit the programme at the end of each phase of the project.
After a thorough evaluation process over many months, Accenture has been identified as the preferred bidder. A key differentiator was Accenture's knowledge and expertise within the Tax and Customs environment.
For more information please contact:
Logan Wort: General Manager Communication: 083 447 0466 - (012) 422 4072
ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN REVENUE SERVICE