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ICT Procurement goes on hold as Government enters caretaker period

by Staff Writers •
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The commencement of the caretaker period for government agencies will have a significant impact on procurements, tenders and contracts within the ICT market

Intermedium Director Judy Hurditch has emphasised this impact. “The ICT market will now enter a period of inactivity in relation to contracts, tenders and procurements that will last until at least the beginning of September if the Labor Government is returned, and potentially until the early New Year if a Liberal Government is elected and chooses to make major changes in ICT direction” Ms Hurditch said.

“As many as two thirds of the 321 procurements originally scheduled for the first half of 2010-11 are likely to be delayed as a result of the caretaker conventions,” said Ms Hurditch.

“We have also identified 21 planned procurements as being highly politically sensitive, which would make them the most vulnerable to being amended or even dropped if there is a change of Government at the election.”

However, despite the impact of the caretaker period, Intermedium anticipates a number of key procurement opportunities within the ICT market in this financial year.  Agencies have flagged 455 planned ICT procurements for 2010-11 and beyond. IT Services procurements make up nearly half of this total with 210 planned procurements, followed by Software with 96 and Hardware with 87.

Intermedium’s thorough analysis of lead indicators including procurement plans, budget allocations, and expiring contracts, gives it a 360 degree view of potential ICT opportunities.

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Event Details:

Date: Thursday 26 August 2010 Time: 07:15-09:30am Venue: TBA, Canberra, ACT

  • Federal
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • IT Services
  • Policy
  • Caretaker
  • Judy Hurditch
  • Procurement