119 Federal Government agencies have now published their procurement plans for the 2007-08 financial year. Intermedium's analysis shows that almost half of their ICT procurement is planned for the first quarter of the financial year, with the 6 largest agencies listing 17 projects for this period.
Intermedium has analysed the plans and identified 398 ICT projects listed by 78 agencies that listed ICT-related items in their procurement plans. 41 agencies that published their 2007-08 procurement plans in AusTender, did not include any ICT.
The following table shows that the largest category for planned ICT procurements is again IT Services, followed by Hardware and Software.
|2007-08 Plans||2006-07 Plans|
|Large Office Machines||7||13|
|TOTAL ICT PROJECTS||398||424|
As in previous years, there is a strong trend for agencies to list ICT procurement items for the First Quarter of the financial year. The table below shows the number of projects (by category) listed by Tier 1 agencies that will go-to-market by September 2007. Of the 13 ICT projects listed in Department of Defence and Defence Material procurement plans, 6 are listed to go to the market in the July-September period.
|IT Services||Hardware||Software||Telco Equip and Services||Large Office Machines|
While some of these procurement dates may seem like wishful thinking, Intermedium's analysis of previous year's data shows that more than 50% of projects listed in procurement plans (that go to market during the year) do so within the procurement window.
scout IT is Intermedium's consolidated guide to Federal Government procurement plans.