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ICT procurement panels on the move

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ICT procurement panels on the moveJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement23 Mar 2017

Effective 1 May 2017, the following whole of government, ICT coordinated procurement arrangements and panels will be moving from the Department of Finance to the Digital Transformation Agency:

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Cloud Services Panel Refresh – New panellists have arrived

1 week 5 days ago
Cloud Services Panel Refresh – New panellists have arrivedJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement16 Mar 2017

I am pleased to announce that the following suppliers have been added to the list of panellists on the Cloud Services Panel:

  • Inspired Apps Pty Ltd
  • Message Stick Communications Pty Ltd
  • Network Synergy Corporation Pty Ltd
  • Business Information Systems (NSW) Pty Limited
  • Ajilon Australia Pty Ltd

This is in addition to the suppliers that were announced on 1 March 2017.

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Shape Australia. Create your future - A guest post from the APSC

2 weeks 4 days ago
Shape Australia. Create your future - A guest post from the APSCNathan WatsonGuest postProcurementProcurement Coordinator10 Mar 2017

The Australian Public Service Commission (the Commission) is responsible for the APSjobs website www.apsjobs.gov.au which includes the Public Service Gazette (the Gazette) published in electronic form.

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New Commonwealth Procurement Rules

3 weeks 5 days ago
New Commonwealth Procurement RulesJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement02 Mar 2017

New Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) came into effect on 1 March 2017. The CPRs are the basic rule set for all Commonwealth procurements and govern the way in which departments and agencies undertake their own processes.

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Commonwealth Contracting Suite – now available for contracts up to $1 million

1 month 3 weeks ago
Commonwealth Contracting Suite – now available for contracts up to $1 millionJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement07 Feb 2017

Finance has expanded the capability of its Commonwealth Contracting Suite (CCS).

CCS was originally designed for low value contracts (up to $200,000), but in response to demand, we have updated CCS so it can be used for contracts valued up to $1 million.

This improvement enables approximately 9,000 more government contracts to be completed using standard terms and conditions each year.

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GrantConnect – Commonwealth Grant Opportunities

1 month 3 weeks ago
GrantConnect – Commonwealth Grant OpportunitiesJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement06 Feb 2017

Since its inception, AusTender has been a key tool in Commonwealth procurement. It provides a simple and effective way for businesses to access Commonwealth tendering opportunities, and transparent Commonwealth purchasing data.

Building on AusTender’s success and functionality, we’ve launched GrantConnect (www.grants.gov.au), the new whole of Government information system for Commonwealth grants. Government entities will be on-boarded progressively over the coming weeks.

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Cloud Services Panel Refresh – New panellists have arrived

2 months ago
Cloud Services Panel Refresh – New panellists have arrivedJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement25 Jan 2017

As I announced in June 2016, the Department of Finance approached the market via AusTender seeking new Panellists to join the existing Cloud Services Panel. The tender process for the refresh of the Cloud Services Panel is now complete.

I am pleased to announce that the following suppliers have been added to the list of panellists on the Cloud Services Panel:

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Thank you to all who have provided feedback over the last few weeks on the draft govdex Statement of Requirements

2 months 1 week ago
Thank you to all who have provided feedback over the last few weeks on the draft govdex Statement of RequirementsJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementTechnology and Procurement18 Jan 2017

We have addressed a number of issues raised in the attached response, and provided more clarification. In addition, the final Statement of Requirements will incorporate more up to date information on metrics and the procurement approach.

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Seeking industry comment on government online file sharing and collaboration – govdex Draft Statement of Requirements

3 months 2 weeks ago
Seeking industry comment on government online file sharing and collaboration – govdex Draft Statement of RequirementsJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementTechnology and Procurement09 Dec 2016

The Australian Government Department of Finance operates a whole-of-government collaboration platform for government agencies called govdex. Govdex was established in 2006 and has over 90,000 registered users. Analysis shows that 18,000 users are active in any 3-month period and work across more than 6,000 groups. Users come from almost 2,000 organisations including all levels of government, educational institutions, not-for-profit organisations and the private sector.

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Dynamic Sourcing for Panels

3 months 2 weeks ago
Dynamic Sourcing for PanelsJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement09 Dec 2016

Finance has launched Dynamic Sourcing for Panels (DS4P), the latest improvement to the Australian Government’s central procurement information system, AusTender.

DS4P provides government buyers with the information, search tools and process automation to better access the Commonwealth’s 500 panels, 60% of which are shared arrangements. DS4P builds on AusTender’s reach and integration across agencies to deliver a standard and streamlined approach to panel buying. 

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Establishment of the Whole-of-Australian-Government Telecommunications Services Panel

3 months 2 weeks ago
Establishment of the Whole-of-Australian-Government Telecommunications Services PanelJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementTechnology and Procurement09 Dec 2016

I am pleased to announce the final supplier to be added to the Whole-of-Australian-Government Telecommunications Services Panel (TSP).

This is in addition to the suppliers who were announced on 02 December 2016 and brings the total number of suppliers on the Panel to 7.

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Release of Request for Tender for Stationery and Office Supplies Products and Services

3 months 2 weeks ago
Release of Request for Tender for Stationery and Office Supplies Products and ServicesJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement08 Dec 2016

Hi all

I am pleased to announce that a Request for Tender (RFT) to establish a new whole-of-Australian Government (WoAG) Panel Arrangement for Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) products and services has been released on AusTender, and this can be downloaded from FIN/018/16.

The arrangement seeks to meet the government’s SOS product and services requirements and deliver value for money.

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SMEs and Small Businesses – winning government business

3 months 3 weeks ago
SMEs and Small Businesses – winning government businessJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement07 Dec 2016

Finance has just finished analysis of AusTender procurement data for 2015-16, and we’ve published the annual statistics on our website

As always, the data tells the story. The evidence it provides is the foundation for good policy development.

The annual statistics continue to demonstrate the strong performance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and small businesses in government procurement market. 

SMEs

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Establishment of the Whole-of-Australian-Government Telecommunications Services Panel

3 months 3 weeks ago
Establishment of the Whole-of-Australian-Government Telecommunications Services PanelJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementTechnology and Procurement02 Dec 2016

The Minister of Finance has announced the establishment of the Whole-of-Australian-Government Telecommunications Services Panel (TSP) SON 3386916.

Finance has entered into head agreements with an initial tranche of six successful tenderers. The head agreements are in place until 30 November 2020, with options to extend for up to three periods of up to 12 months each.

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WoAG Accommodation Program Management Services

3 months 3 weeks ago
WoAG Accommodation Program Management ServicesJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement01 Dec 2016

Hi all,

I am pleased to announce that the Request for Tender (RFT) to establish an Accommodation Program Management services arrangement for the Australian Government has been released on AusTender, and can be accessed at AusTender - RFT - Accommodation Program Management Services - FIN16CGS12

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