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

5 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

5 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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Amendments to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules from 1 March 2017

5 months 3 weeks ago
Amendments to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules from 1 March 2017John Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement01 Dec 2016

On 29 November 2016, the Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, announced a number of amendments to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) that will come into effect from 1 March 2017.  

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For Consultation: Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) Head Agreement and Statement of Requirement

6 months 3 weeks ago
For Consultation: Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) Head Agreement and Statement of RequirementJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement03 Nov 2016

Hi all

The Whole of Australian Government (WoAG) Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) Arrangement, used by 140 Commonwealth Departments and entities Australia-wide, is due to expire in September 2017.  The Arrangement, which has an annual turnover of approximately $38 million, has delivered savings and efficiencies to Government. This has resulted in a high level of stakeholder support for a successor arrangement.

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WoAG Accommodation Program Management Services

7 months 1 week ago
WoAG Accommodation Program Management ServicesJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTechnology and Procurement18 Oct 2016

Hi all,

The current Whole of Australian Governments (WoAG) Accommodation Program Management arrangement is due to expire in June 2017.

Finance is seeking comments on the draft Statement of Requirement (SOR) on the broader service objectives and requirements for a new WoAG accommodation arrangement.  The draft SOR includes explanatory notes which provide clarification on the outcomes being sought.

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Accessibility ICT Procurement Standard

8 months 2 weeks ago
Accessibility ICT Procurement StandardJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementAGCTOProcurementProcurement Coordinator09 Sep 2016

The Australian Public Service is committed to employing people with disability and creating inclusive work environments that reflect the diversity of the Australian community. To do so we need to ensure the ICT goods and services we buy are accessible for all employees. 

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Commonwealth Contracting Suite Plus – Now Available for Public Comment

8 months 2 weeks ago
Commonwealth Contracting Suite Plus – Now Available for Public CommentJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementAGCTOAGICTProcurementProcurement Coordinator07 Sep 2016

I am pleased to announce that the Commonwealth Contracting Suite Plus (CCS Plus) is now available for public consultation. 

CCS Plus has been developed with considerable input from stakeholders and takes account of all of the comments Finance has received about the Commonwealth Contracting Suite (CCS) since its introduction in 2014.

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AusTender goes Mobile

9 months 3 weeks ago
AusTender goes MobileJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementProcurement Coordinator03 Aug 2016

As of 1 August 2016, you may have noticed some positive changes to the look and feel of AusTender (the centralised publication website for Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, multi-use lists and awarded contracts), particularly if you were accessing it from a mobile device. 

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Cloud Services Panel Refresh – Request for Tender Released

11 months 2 weeks ago
Cloud Services Panel Refresh – Request for Tender ReleasedJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementAGCTOAGICTCloud computingProcurementProcurement Coordinator09 Jun 2016

Hi All,

The Request for Tender (RFT) to refresh the Whole of Government Cloud Services Panel has been released on AusTender. The RFT documentation can be downloaded from AusTender, FIN/06/16

Existing Panellists need not reapply. My staff will contact you shortly with information on adding new services and categories to the Panel.

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WoAG Accommodation Arrangement

1 year ago
WoAG Accommodation ArrangementJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementAGCTOProcurement Coordinator10 May 2016

Hi all,

The current Whole of Australian Government’s accommodation program management arrangement is due to expire in June 2017.

Finance is seeking comments on a discussion paper that may inform the decision on what form a future accommodation program for the Government may take.

Consultation is open until 5 pm on 27 May 2016. You can provide comments directly on this blog, or if you would prefer, via email to hoteltender@finance.gov.au.

Attached for your review and comment are the following documents:

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Telecommunications Services Panel Request for Tender

1 year ago
Telecommunications Services Panel Request for TenderJohn Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementAGCTOAGICTProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTelecommunications06 May 2016

I am pleased to announce that the Request for Tender (RFT) to establish a Whole-of-Australian-Government Telecommunication Services Panel (TSP) has been released on AusTender (FIN15BPAM2390).

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2016 Australian Government ICT Awards - Winners announced!

1 year ago
2016 Australian Government ICT Awards - Winners announced!Anonymous (not verified)03 May 2016

It is a great privilege this evening to announce the winners of the 2016 Australian Government ICT Awards.

The Awards showcase the work of government agencies, Federal, State and Local, who are using technology to work smarter and improve the delivery of services within our communities.

The Awards also help us to recognise and acknowledge the leadership, dedication and capability of individuals within those agencies in delivering government services.

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New airline panel for the Australian Government

1 year ago
New airline panel for the Australian Government John Sheridan - FAS Technology & ProcurementAGCTOProcurementProcurement Coordinator29 Apr 2016

Hi all,

I am pleased to note that Minister for Finance has announced that a new panel has been established to provide international and domestic air travel for the Australian Government.  The new arrangement commences on 1 May 2016, for an initial term of five years.  The panel consists of 18 airlines, with four airlines providing domestic air travel services.  The arrangement will continue to deliver value for money, provide operational efficiencies and enable a high level of flexibility to meet the government’s evolving needs.

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Release of Cloud Services Panel Discussion Paper

1 year 1 month ago
Release of Cloud Services Panel Discussion PaperMundi TomlinsonAGCTOAGICTCloud computingProcurementProcurement Coordinator22 Apr 2016

Introduction

Finance established a Whole of Government Cloud Services Panel (the Panel) in January 2015 to provide access to cloud services for Agencies. The Panel currently has 114 suppliers and over 400 Services listed across nine Categories.

Finance committed to approach the market in the fourth quarter of 2015/16 in order to refresh the Panel by providing an opportunity to add new suppliers and to expand the current scope of the Panel.

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2016 Australian Government ICT Awards – Finalists announced!

1 year 1 month ago
2016 Australian Government ICT Awards – Finalists announced!Sean Hickling, Director15 Apr 2016

Congratulations to all of the nominees for the 2016 Australian Government ICT Awards.

Local, state and federal government agencies continue to demonstrate excellence, innovation and professionalism in the use of ICT.

This year we received inspirational nominations from across Australia and from all levels of government.

Each nomination is an acknowledgement of the excellent work that government does, and to have a project nominated is a proud achievement.

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Sean Hickling, Director

WITEM 19 & 20 Launch 8 April 2016

1 year 1 month ago
WITEM 19 & 20 Launch 8 April 2016Andrew Woolf08 Apr 2016

Department of Finance Secretary, Jane Halton AO PSM, today attended the launch of the 2016 Women in IT Executive Mentoring (WITEM) Program, the 10th to be held in Canberra for the Australian Government.

The WITEM program provides female Executive Level 2 ICT professionals in the Australian Government with access to career development guidance and proven leadership skills through a mentor relationship with a senior ICT professional. Since 2007, the Department of Finance has partnered with Dell™ to deliver the WITEM program.

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Andrew Woolf

Release of Telecommunications Services Panel Discussion Paper

1 year 1 month ago
Release of Telecommunications Services Panel Discussion PaperJohn Sheridan - AGCTO & PCAGCTOProcurementProcurement CoordinatorTelecommunications30 Mar 2016

Finance manages the Internet-Based Network Connection Services (IBNCS) panel, the Telecommunications Management (TMAN) panel and the Telecommunications Invoice Reconciliation Services (IR) panel. These panels are all due to expire in 2016.

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Major Office Machines (MOMs) Request for Tender (RFT) Released

1 year 2 months ago
Major Office Machines (MOMs) Request for Tender (RFT) ReleasedJohn Sheridan - AGCTO & PCProcurement16 Mar 2016

I am pleased to announce that a Request for Tender (RFT) to establish a Major Office Machines (MOMs) panel of suppliers for the Australian Government has just been released on AusTender. The MOMs Panel will offer purchase and lease contractual arrangements for the following MOMs product and service categories: 

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