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In other government ICT news this week, 19 March 2012

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Data#3 has been reappointed as the sole Large Account Reseller for Whole-of-Government Head Agreement for the supply of Microsoft software licenses.  It is mandatory for all FMA Act agencies to procure through the agreement.

The contract will replace an existing agreement between the Department of Finance and Deregulation and Data#3, which will expire on 15 October 2012. According to Intermedium’s data, over $208 million worth of Microsoft software contracts were signed through the arrangement between 2008 and the end of the 2010-11 financial year.

Following its appointment of a new CIO, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is looking for a new ICT Systems Manager. The Manager would be responsible for the development, delivery and management of various ICT services, as well as contractual arrangements with external ICT vendors. Applications close 23 March 2012.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is looking for two new General Managers to join its senior executive CIO Group. The new recruits will report to CIO, Gary Sterrenberg, and will be responsible for ensuring the Department’s ICT capability for service delivery, corporate performance and the protection of information assets. Applications close 23 March 2012.

The Defence Material Organisation has signed a three-year $8.3 million contract with Sigma Bravo for support services for the Mission Planning System. It adds to an earlier contract for the system, valued at $12.9 million, which was published back in March 2009. Both contracts commenced on 12 March 2009 and will also expire concurrently on 30 June 2012.

The Department of Health and Aging (DOHA) has invited tenders for the development and delivery of the e-Mental Health Virtual Clinic. The new Virtual Clinic will be accessible through the Government’s upcoming mental health online portal, which is scheduled to be completed and released by July 2012. All tender applications are due by 11 April 2012.

NSW Procurement has extended State Contract 100 for Contingent Workforce by 12 months, and has revised the contract’s terms. According to the new terms and conditions, existing C100 suppliers can now supply workers across all job categories, supplier fees have all been standardised to a percentage of pay rate and supplier fees have been reduced for contractors who have been on-site for over 12 months. The contract covers ICT labour hire.

The Northern Territory Government’s insurance services group, TIO, has signed a new ICT outsourcing agreement with CSG, which will cover all of its internal IT operations and technical support services. The contract will cover the management of ICT services, data communications, phone systems and printer management. TIO staff affected by the agreement will be transitioned to CSG.

According to a poll conducted by Government News, IT is the number one procurement priority for the public sector in 2012, chosen by 29 per cent of all poll respondents. Green implementations came second at 13 per cent, followed by infrastructure at 12 per cent and fleet upgrades at nine per cent.



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