Smart Card Project
eMoney, ID and Access method to all staff and students.
UK-Sheffield: Software package and information systems
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Sheffield Hallam University
Finance Directorate, City Campus, Howard Street
S1 1WB Sheffield
General address of the contracting authority: www.shu.ac.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
— Catering/Students’ Union purchases;
— Disbursement of bursary funds;
— Library/printer services;
— Gym/Sport Hallam membership;
— Payment of fees/accommodation;
— Purchase of books/course materials from partner organisations;
— Tier 4 regulatory requirements;
— Building access/Security.
Associated key aims of the system are:
— that it utilises a standard smartcard technology (e.g. MiFare)
— that it operates alongside any other functionality provided by other suppliers, partners and the University itself;
— that it integrates with University systems (e.g. student print services, catering outlets, Learning Services, Students’ Union) and supports University processes (e.g. refunds to students/customers);
— that it provides the same (if not better) level of management information for all the card accessed services;
— that it is flexible to allow top ups and payments through multiple payment gateways (via smartphones, the web etc);
— that it significantly reduces the amount of cash moving around the University and the attendant costs.
The University is currently scoping the project. This may lead to a formal tender process being undertaken later in 2013. Prior to that, the University may wish to engage with some companies to gain a better understanding of the systems currently available and, in broad terms, their costs.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information