Horse Racing Ireland is a commercial semi-state body, established by the Irish
Government under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act 2001. Horse Racing
Ireland’s responsibilities include the administration, development and promotion of
horse racing and breeding. Horse Racing Ireland’s subsidiaries include Irish
Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM), Tote Ireland Ltd and HRI Racecourse Division.
Further information regarding Horse Racing Ireland’s activities is available online
at www.goracing.ie info.hri-racing.ie
The Contracting Authority is employing the open procedure to award this
framework agreement. In accordance with the provisions governing the conduct of
the open procedure, any interested economic operator may tender for
appointment as the successful framework member.
The current core Alpha Racing Information system is based on a 30 year old
design and technology which introduces a number of constraints regarding on-
going development and maintenance of the system.
A key strategic objective of HRI is to replace the Alpha Racing System using a
new technology framework that enables development of a system which is web
enabled, more easily maintained and expedites on-going development to meet the
future needs of the Racing Industry. This major development project commenced
in 2013 and it is anticipated that it will be completed by 2018.
HRI are now seeking the provision of IT consultancy services to perform in an
advisory capacity to the IT program of work which includes the replacement of the
Legacy Core Horse Racing information system.