In addition to taking over responsibility for the Cloud Services Panel, the new Strategic Sourcing Branch...
Tag: Coordinated procurement
It may be operating on the other side of the world, but the US Government is facing the same set of challenges when it comes to ICT management as public sector leaders in Canberra and elsewhere across Australia.
It is asking: How do we get the best return on ICT investment? How can government services become easier to use and more responsive to the needs of the public? How does the government simultaneously make some of its information transparent and accessible, while at the same...
The Australian Federal Government has continued its implementation of Gershon recommendations and issued a request for tender (RFT) for a Whole-of-Government panel for the provision of mobile telephony services.
Like other recently formed WoG coordinated procurement initiatives, this RFT (issued 25 March 2010) also seeks to develop a centralised panel of suppliers from which all agencies can procure.
The RFT covers:
- Mobile Carriage; ...
The last two years have seen significant attention directed at improvements to government contract management. Developments have included:
- “Coordinated procurement”: Basically, a standard contract and pricing arrangement available to all agencies across government)
- “Cooperative procurement”: The formal term for ‘piggybacking’ on another agency’s contract, or ‘clustering’ with other agencies for purchasing common good or services).
Very possibly a restricted process for up to 12 months on major commodity ICT purchases such as desktop PCs, printers, photocopiers and MFDs as a start!
Since the beginning of the year, there have been a number of broad references to “coordinated procurement contracting” by Finance Minister Tanner in the Gershon Review’s terms of reference and most recently in a Defence RFT for Microsoft Large Account Reseller services. However there's been little explanation as to what this might...
Topics: Digital Transformation; Procurement.
With the United Kingdom’s Government Digital Service often cited as the direct inspiration behind much of Australia’s digital transformation movement, the experience of key digital service delivery agencies in the United States often get less of a look in...Read more