Intermedium's October update of its scout IT prospecting tool shows 19 ICT procurements specifically listed to go to market during November. There are currently more than 450 ICT projects listed in scout IT for the 2007-08 financial year.
Every month, scout IT provides details on significant changes within agency procurement plans. Amongst the changes we observed in October:
- Centrelink deleted 6 items from its procurement plan including, Unix Backup Software and Data Mining Software.
- 6 procurement plan items went to tender including, Department of Finance “Provision of equipment and services associated with the Intra-government communications network”.
- 7 items were added to procurement plans in October including a managed services opportunity at DAFF.
scout IT is a comprehensive prospecting tool for the Federal ICT market. A key feature is a listing of existing contracts that are due to “expire” during the next 12 months. The October scout IT update identified contracts with a total value of $114m that were due to expire in November and December 2007.