Nova Wins Building and Construction Authority, Singapore Deal

Feb 2008 – novaCITYNETS Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Nova MSC Bhd was awarded a multi-million contract by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Singapore in 2007 to provide professional services to manage, operate, support, deliver and enhance the CORENET Electronic Submission System (CORENET eSS) as a mission-critical electronic service to the construction and real estate industry and the 16 participating government agencies. The award is for a period of 5 years with an option to extend the contract for another 5 years.

 In addition, novaCITYNETS was granted the rights to market commercial value-added services, including training, consultancy, online promotion, e-Services, via the CORENET e-Submission System and novaCITYNETSs new Business Portal.

The CORENET Electronic Submission System is a nation-wide B2G and G2G portal, facilitating electronic submission and approval of all types of application made to the Government Agencies throughout the property development life cycle. This was a major IT initiative under the Singapore’s IT 2000 master plan. The CORENET initiative was to re-engineer and streamline the fragmented work processes in the construction industry to achieve a quantum leap in productivity. The system was officially launched in November 2001 by Mr Mah Bow Tan, Singapore’s Minister for National Development.

In one of the press release for the launch, The Straits Times has reported that the system would help the construction industry to save an estimated S$160 million a year.

Today, the CORENET eSS is part of everyday life for the construction industry; an applicant can now prepare and submit electronic documents to the relevant agencies from the comfort of their home or office at any time of the day. This project continues to bring about significant manpower and cost savings to both the industry and government agencies.

About PAVO™-Collaborative Framework

 The implementation of CORENET was based on PAVO™ Collaborative Framework, Nova’s flagship product. PAVO™ is a platform product scalable to meet different types of collaborative transactions over the Internet seamlessly between organizations, be it government or private sector. As such, PAVO is packaged with the necessary workflow and document management, process intelligence and secured transmission features. With 1,000+ users worldwide, it is also the platform integrating our other products – OCTANS & FORNAX.

PAVO™ was built entirely on J2EE platform, adhering to open systems standards to ensure that applications-specific modules can be easily plugged-in.

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