Two large Federal agencies are in the market for e-recruitment systems, and it seems this is a growing requirement for Federal agencies.
Treasury has issued a tender for the supply, installation and maintenance of an e-recruitment system. Estimated to cost up to $220,000 the system is expected to be operational by 1 July 2008.
This tender calls for a system capable of managing Treasury’s annual graduate campaigns, bi-annual bulk round recruitment, job specific recruitment exercises, non-ongoing employment and general employment registers for the complete range of Australian Public Service (APS) classifications. It will replace an nga.net system that was installed in 2003. The tender closes on 28 March.
In its first foray into online recruitment, the Australian Bureau of Statistics is also in the market for an “off-the self internet-based technology solution”, and is willing to spend up to $450,000. The initial term of the contract will be 2 years with the option to extend for further periods of up to 12 months at a time, with an expected life of 4 years. The closing date for this tender is 4 April.
According to Intermedium's scout IT prospecting tool, four agencies (including Treasury) have indicated in their procurement plans that they intend to go to the market for e-recruitment during the 2007-08 financial year.
Intermedium research shows that as many as 14 Federal agencies may have e-recruitment systems in place. Intermedium’s data also shows that six online recruitment contracts have been reported since July 2007, and two existing contracts are due to expire during the next 12 months.