The Federal Government has called for tenders to build a new “global digital platform” for Australia’s visa processing operations.

In a request for expressions of interest, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has called on suppliers to pitch on new visa delivery services, stating that the procured services would help support the Government’s priority of “strong national security”.

Specifically, Canberra says the procured services should help improved visa decision and assessment quality and consistency; improve user experience for clients, departmental staff and market providers; implement new delivery arrangements as fast as possible with minimum delivery risk; and facilitate the simplification of Australia’s visa framework.