Irish government seeking a facial recognition solution for passports

Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is currently looking for a vendor to provide facial recognition software for its passport services, according to the public tender notice.

The department is looking for a contractor that will provide facial recognition software and all relevant licenses for an initial period of one year.

After this initial period, the department will have the option of renewing the contract for three more periods of 12 months, subject to the vendor achieving a satisfactory performance.

The vendor is also expected to provide full support and maintenance for software and licenses for the entire duration of the contract.

The company will have to provide an initial batch-run of software for examination of a once-off matching of existing passport data.

The vendor must provide full training for passport service staff in the use of software application.

All responses from bidding contractors are due by 12:00 p.m. (Irish time) on September 25.

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