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Austin Seeking Master Systems Integrator for International Airport

The master systems integrator will be responsible for selecting, integrating and implementing systems specified in the city’s Airport Master Plan.

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The city of Austin has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for an airport master systems integrator (AMSI) for its Aviation Department and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).

According to the RFQ, the AMSI will be responsible for the development of bid documents, system procurements, system implementation and integration, project and program management, coordination with AUS and associated airlines and establishing maintenance contracts between AUS and vendors.

The city will require the integrator’s assistance in securing the following systems: an Airport Operational Database, a Common Use Passenger Processing System, Common Use Self-Service kiosks, E-Gates, an Electronic Video Information Display System, a Local Departure Control System, a Resource Management System (RMS), a self-bag drop and a Systems Integration Software/Solution (middleware).

Key personnel roles specified in the RFQ include a senior project manager, a senior integration manager and a senior implementation manager.

The city is seeking to enter a contract with a vendor for 36 months with two 12-month optional renewals with a not-to-exceed budget of $7 million for the term of the contract.

The city previously released an RFQ for an IT master plan in January.

More detailed information about RFQ No. 8100 GAZ4005, including all minimum requirements and requested services, can be found online. The deadline for question submissions is 5 p.m. March 5. The due date for proposals is 2 p.m. March 19. Gil Zilkha is the point of contact for this RFQ.
Chandler Treon is an Austin-based staff writer. He has a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in literature and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in technical communication, all from Texas State University.