Australian crime data authority CrimTrac is seeking interested parties for a US$23 m project to refresh the national fingerprint database with a “Biometrics Identification Services” system.The body has invited tenderers to outline offers for either a two-in-one fingerprint and facial capability or two standalone biometric functions, to replace the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS).Last June, CrimTrac noted that the technology it seeks should have the potential to recognise not only fingerprints, but faces, palm prints, speech and scars, marks and tattoos.In the federal budget for 2015, released in May 2015, the government has also allocated US$550,000 in 2015-16 to CrimTrac for the development of the business case for the new system.Currently, the database holds 6.5 million sets of prints from more than 3.8 million individuals.The NAFIS using Morpho technology, is currently the only national capability that provides police agencies with access to fingerprint data.