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Cross-border ICT procurement an emerging reality

by Chris Huckstepp •
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Australia’s digital ministers threw their weight behind greater inter-jurisdictional procurement collaboration at their February 2020 Data and Digital Ministers’ Meeting (DDMM), agreeing that increased procurement collaboration could contribute to greater efficiencies and improve citizen service outcomes.  

To date, most governments have struggled to coordinate procurement within their jurisdictional borders, let alone inter-jurisdictionally, because of the traditionally high degree of agency autonomy that exists over ICT procurement.  Many view this autonomy as a direct cause of the mishmash of duplicated and incompatible systems present in most jurisdictions.  

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