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Finance staff Brad Cook and Dave Morton win award for journal article

1 week 6 days ago
Finance staff Brad Cook and Dave Morton win award for journal article Finance29 Nov 2018

Their winning paper Evaluators and the Enhanced Commonwealth Performance Framework was published in Evaluation Journal of Australasia (EJA), September 2018.

AES president John Stoney and past president Lyn Aldermen presented Dave and Brad the award at the Department of Finance, Canberra. John said the prize recognised the paper’s contribution to the Australian evaluation community.

‘The award is significant within the evaluation community and it’s not often we give this one out, so it demonstrates the quality Brad and Dave produced,’ John said.

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Announcement of new service provider for GovCMS

4 months 3 weeks ago
Announcement of new service provider for GovCMSFinance19 Jul 2018

In February 2018, Finance approached the market through a Request for Proposal to continue to operate GovCMS, a whole-of-government content management system. Following an evaluation process, Finance has selected Salsa Digital as the preferred supplier, who has partnered with amazee.io as their subcontractor. Details of the new contract are published on AusTender (SON3524985).  

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Commonwealth Standard Terms Consultation

6 months ago
Commonwealth Standard Terms ConsultationFinanceProcurementProcurement Coordinator06 Jun 2018

The Department of Finance is developing the Commonwealth Standard Terms (CST) in response to Recommendation 5 of the Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement report, Buying into our Future: Review of amendments to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules
(29 June 2017).

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Completion of Commitment 4.3 of the Open Government National Action Plan – Open Contracting

7 months 1 week ago
Completion of Commitment 4.3 of the Open Government National Action Plan – Open ContractingFinanceProcurement Coordinator04 May 2018

Through Commitment 4.3 of the Open Government National Action Plan, the Government committed to undertake a review of Australia’s existing compliance with the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS), publish the review for public comment, and implement any agreed measures to increase Australia’s compliance.

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Superannuation Management System Replacement Industry Briefing

8 months ago
Superannuation Management System Replacement Industry BriefingAnonymous (not verified)ProcurementTechnology and Procurement11 Apr 2018

Finance is seeking to provide advice to industry on a requirement to replace the current Superannuation Management System. 

The system sought is a commercial-off-the-shelf, software as a service, cloud-based solution to manage three existing government defined benefit superannuation schemes and the administration of death and disability arrangements for Judges of the Federal Circuit Court. 

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COMCAR Automated Resource System (CARS) - Request for Proposal (RFP) release

8 months 3 weeks ago
COMCAR Automated Resource System (CARS) - Request for Proposal (RFP) releaseFinanceProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement16 Mar 2018

Good afternoon,

Finance released a draft CARS RFP on 22 February, inviting your comment on the suitability of the content and format.  Finance thanks you for your comments.

The CARS RFP has been updated in response to your comments and Finance has released the final version via Austender.

A summary of the comments received is attached to the AusTender notice.

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COMCAR Automated Resource System (CARS) - Industry briefing and telecast

9 months 1 week ago
COMCAR Automated Resource System (CARS) - Industry briefing and telecastFinanceProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement01 Mar 2018

Good afternoon,

Finance thanks those who attended the COMCAR Automated Resource System (CARS) industry briefing on 22 February 2018. 

A copy of the presentation and a telecast of the industry briefing are now available on AusTender as addenda to FIN/006/18 Notice 2.

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COMCAR Automated Resource System (CARS) - Release draft RFP

9 months 2 weeks ago
COMCAR Automated Resource System (CARS) - Release draft RFPFinanceProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement23 Feb 2018

Good morning,

Finance has released a draft COMCAR Automated Resource System (CARS) Request for Proposal (RFP) on Austender.   

The CARS Industry Briefing held on 22 February 2018 provided advice for industry on Finance’s requirements along with the process for approaching the market.

As part of our consultation, Finance invites your feedback and comments on the draft version of the RFP.

Please advise your comments to COMCAR.RFP@finance.gov.au by 5:00 pm Friday 2 March 2018. 

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Whole-of-Government Content Management System - govCMS RFP now available

9 months 3 weeks ago
Whole-of-Government Content Management System - govCMS RFP now availableFinanceProcurementTechnology and Procurement14 Feb 2018

Thank you to all who have provided feedback on the draft govCMS Statement of Requirements. The Request for Proposal (RFP) has been refined to reflect the relevant comments. 

The RFP is now available at - https://www.tenders.gov.au/?event=public.atm.show&ATMUUID=B9D70F23-E516-8E0F-21831C4459EC2F0E. The closing date is Thursday 22 March 2018 at 2:00pm (AEDT).

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COMCAR Automated Resource System (CARS) - Industry briefing

9 months 3 weeks ago
COMCAR Automated Resource System (CARS) - Industry briefingFinanceTechnology and Procurement13 Feb 2018

Good afternoon,

Finance is seeking to provide advice to industry on a requirement to replace the current COMCAR management system. 

In late December 2017, the Government agreed to replace the COMCAR booking and dispatch system with a Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud-based solution.

The core capabilities of such a solution are outlined as per the attached:

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Announcement of service provider for the new digital collaboration service

10 months 3 weeks ago
Announcement of service provider for the new digital collaboration serviceJohn Sheridan - CIO & CISOProcurementTechnology and Procurement19 Jan 2018

I am pleased to announce that Finance has selected Data#3 to help deliver a new whole-of-government collaboration service, the Govdex Replacement project.

Data#3 will provide a Software-as-a-Service solution on the public cloud using Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.

Finance will use an agile approach to deliver the service, working closely with Data#3 and several government agencies. The aim is to design, develop and evolve a service offering that is driven by, and responsive to, user needs.

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John Sheridan - CIO & CISO

Seeking industry comment on Whole-of-Government Content Management System – govCMS Draft Statement of Requirements

11 months 4 weeks ago
Seeking industry comment on Whole-of-Government Content Management System – govCMS Draft Statement of RequirementsJohn Sheridan - CIO & CISOProcurementTechnology and Procurement14 Dec 2017

Hi all,

Finance intends to approach the market in order to continue the operation of the whole-of-government Content Management System, govCMS, through a Request for Proposal (RFP) in January 2018.

Finance entered into arrangements with Acquia Inc. for govCMS in September 2014. This contract expires in September 2018, providing an opportunity to go back to the market with redefined requirements to meet the needs of users in the evolving service.

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John Sheridan - CIO & CISO

Seeking industry comment on Whole-of-Government Content Management System – govCMS Draft Statement of Requirements

11 months 4 weeks ago
Seeking industry comment on Whole-of-Government Content Management System – govCMS Draft Statement of RequirementsJohn Sheridan - CIO & CISOProcurementTechnology and Procurement14 Dec 2017

Hi all,

Finance intends to approach the market in order to continue the operation of the whole-of-government Content Management System, govCMS, through a Request for Proposal (RFP) in January 2018.

Finance entered into arrangements with Acquia Inc. for govCMS in September 2014. This contract expires in September 2018, providing an opportunity to go back to the market with redefined requirements to meet the needs of users in the evolving service.

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John Sheridan - CIO & CISO

Release of Request for Tender for Vehicle Rental Services

1 year 1 month ago
Release of Request for Tender for Vehicle Rental ServicesLibor PeleckyProcurementProcurement Coordinator08 Nov 2017The Request for Tender (RFT) to establish a Vehicle Rental Services arrangement for the Australian Government has been released on AusTender, and can be accessed at www.tenders.gov.au. Tender responses must be lodged electronically though AusTender by 12 noon (Canberra Local Time), Thursday 14 December 2017.Tags: Request for TenderAusTenderVehicle RentalCar RentalRental CarRead more
Libor Pelecky

Release of Request for Tender for Vehicle Rental Services

1 year 1 month ago
Release of Request for Tender for Vehicle Rental ServicesLibor PeleckyProcurementProcurement Coordinator08 Nov 2017The Request for Tender (RFT) to establish a Vehicle Rental Services arrangement for the Australian Government has been released on AusTender, and can be accessed at www.tenders.gov.au. Tender responses must be lodged electronically though AusTender by 12 noon (Canberra Local Time), Thursday 14 December 2017.Tags: Request for TenderAusTenderVehicle RentalCar RentalRental CarRead more
Libor Pelecky

govCMS Drupal Services Panel Refresh - New suppliers have arrived

1 year 1 month ago
govCMS Drupal Services Panel Refresh - New suppliers have arrivedJohn Sheridan - CIO & CISOProcurementTechnology and Procurement17 Oct 2017

I am pleased to announce that the following suppliers have been added to the govCMS Drupal Services Panel:

  • Keltree – trading as IBC Digital

  • Laudanum – trading as Holly Sydney

This is in addition to the suppliers that were announced on 3 October 2017. The full list is available on www.govcms.gov.au/drupal-panel.

The services offered by the new suppliers have been included in the govCMS Drupal Services Panel Catalogue and are available for agencies to procure now.  

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John Sheridan - CIO & CISO

govCMS Drupal Services Panel Refresh - New suppliers have arrived

1 year 1 month ago
govCMS Drupal Services Panel Refresh - New suppliers have arrivedJohn Sheridan - CIO & CISOProcurementTechnology and Procurement17 Oct 2017

I am pleased to announce that the following suppliers have been added to the govCMS Drupal Services Panel:

  • Keltree – trading as IBC Digital

  • Laudanum – trading as Holly Sydney

This is in addition to the suppliers that were announced on 3 October 2017. The full list is available on www.govcms.gov.au/drupal-panel.

The services offered by the new suppliers have been included in the govCMS Drupal Services Panel Catalogue and are available for agencies to procure now.  

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John Sheridan - CIO & CISO