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Cloud Services Panel Refresh – New panellists have arrived

5 months 3 weeks 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

6 months 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

7 months 1 week 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

7 months 1 week 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

7 months 1 week 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

7 months 1 week 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

7 months 1 week 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

7 months 2 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

7 months 2 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

7 months 2 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

8 months 2 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

9 months 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

10 months 1 week 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

10 months 1 week 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

11 months 2 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

1 year 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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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