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Interim desktop purchasing arrangements announced

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Last Thursday (8 October 2009), Defence released a tender for its ICT Desktop Panel. The panel addresses commitments announced on the same day by Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Lindsay Tanner.

Tanner’s announcement outlined whole of government arrangements to “establish new whole-of-government arrangements for the procurement of desktop computing equipment and telecommunications products and services”.

“The first of these arrangements for desktop computing equipment, telecommunications invoice reconciliation services and internet-based network connections will be in place by the end of the 2009-2010 financial year,” Tanner announced.

“To meet requirements in the interim period, the Department of Defence has recently announced a request for tender to form a panel for the provision of desktop computing equipment,” he said.

“Agencies with an immediate requirement to purchase desktop computing equipment will be eligible to utilise the Defence panel until whole-of-government arrangements are in place.”

On the same day, Defence issued a tender for a Panel to Supply Desktop ICT Equipment.

The Panel will be for Desktop computers, Notebooks, Monitors, and Thin Client. The tender will “facilitate access by certain other Agencies”. However any agency planning to access the contract will need to satisfy certain requirements, as summarised below:

  • Only Commonwealth Agencies approved by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) will be allowed to access the Panel;
  • Agencies will be able to access the panel in conjunction with Defence's placement of orders;
  • An Agency's order form will be submitted in accordance with the standard procedures as outlined in Clause 3 of the Deed;
  • While Separate contracts will be created for each Agency, these will incorporate the general terms and conditions outlined in the Deed;
  • Prices will be determined on basis of the aggregate volume of combined purchases; and
  • The Contractor will be required report on an aggregated basis.

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Jurisdiction
  • Federal
Category
  • Hardware
Tags
  • Defence
  • Department of Finance and Deregulation
  • Desktop
  • Lindsay Tanner
  • Whole of Government