IDA allocates USD880m for public sector IT projects

20 May 2011

Singapore’s national telecoms regulator the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) is setting aside SGD1.10 billion (USD880 million) for public sector IT tenders in 2011, as the government is looking to maintain its public sector IT spending levels to boost budget productivity and innovation. In 2010 the government of Singapore awarded no fewer than 647 contracts worth SGD1.12 billion, excluding around SGD850 million in investment in the nation’s ‘Schools Standard ICT Operating Environment’ project. Going forward, the government plans to continue working with the IT industry to explore ways of enhancing service delivery, it said.