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Austin-Bergstrom Airport Entering New IT Master Planning Phase

The city of Austin is looking for a highly qualified vendor to author a multiyear IT plan that will align with the total airport vision.

Austin-Bergstrom Airport View courtesy photo.jfif
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Austin seeks a firm to develop an IT master plan for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to manage current and future IT investments. The planning will encompass the next five to seven years.

In a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) dated Jan. 15, the city is looking for a highly qualified vendor that has, in the least, experience in passenger experience technology, back-office IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, life cycle management, total cost of ownership analysis, regulatory compliance and innovation and future proofing. Samples of previous work are required.

Austin-Bergstrom has 34 gates, a 1 million-square-foot terminal, and about 100 “outlying facilities,” according to RFQS No. 8100 DJJ4000.

“AUS is undergoing significant growth and construction that will bring new IT systems and technologies on board. A vital component of the IT Master Plan will provide insight into how these new systems may impact airport IT staffing, operations and budget,” according to the documents.

IT master planning will focus on:
  • Data and IS governance and business practices
  • Infrastructure and systems resilience, redundancy and disaster recovery
  • Infrastructure and systems life cycle management
  • Enterprise architecture strategic architecture framework
  • Cybersecurity compliance and readiness
  • Across the board future technologies
  • Coordination and alignment with airport expansion and development
The last IT master plan was completed in 2014, and the airport has released a request for qualifications for on-call technology services associated with the new planning.

There is an optional pre-offer conference call at 1 p.m. Jan. 22. The solicitation is due at 2 p.m. Feb. 6. Dominick Jones is the main contact.
Rae D. DeShong is a Dallas-based staff writer and has written for The Dallas Morning News and worked as a community college administrator.