Procurement reform is a key tenet of digital transformation. Several jurisdictions have taken steps to implement more flexible, simplified procurement processes, with the federal Digital Marketplace, the New South Wales ICT Services Scheme, and the Victorian eServices Register all being examples of contemporary procurement arrangements aimed at making government business more accessible
Topics: Hardware; IT Services; Procurement; Fed; Vic; Qld; NSW; WA; SA.
The recent decision by the Department of Finance to retire the designated Whole-of-Government (WofG) Managed Print Services (MPS) panel stands in stark contrast to the approach favoured by state and territory jurisdictions
The June end of the Federally-funded national Digital Education Revolution program (the DER Program) has left State Education Departments contemplating how to fill the void left by its loss, with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) measures emerging as a possible long term solution to the Federal funding cutbacks.
A more extensive version of this article first appeared as Intermedium’s...
For years, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has been touted as a solution for bringing technology use in education into the 21st century. With the end of the Digital Education Revolution program's $2.4 billion investment in securing a 1:1 computer to student ratio for high school students since 2008, Intermedium investigates what State governments around the country are doing to maintain technology access in schools.
Western Australia’s Department of Education (DoE) is currently in the midst of upgrading its ICT environment and has a number of ICT projects underway, with more in the pipeline. A redesign of DoE’s behavioural management systems might also be on the cards, following the Western Australian Office of the Auditor-General’s (OAG) recommendation that by mid-2014 schools should...
Victoria is contemplating a Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) option as part of its replacement hardware State Purchasing Contract (SPC) which will allow employees to select their preferred device from the same list of devices available to agencies.
The Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI) has issued a...
The Queensland Government expects to have commenced a market refresh of its whole-of-government panel for office machines by the end of this month, in preparation for the expiry of its existing agreement in October.
According to a...
Six new printer suppliers have been awarded a place on an expanded NSW Imaging Devices State Contract.
Lanier, Ricoh, Sharp, Fuji Xerox, Konica Minolta and Proscan have joined the whole-of-government panel which came into effect last month. None of the incumbent hardware suppliers have been removed, meaning that membership has increased to 11 including:
- Fuji Xerox
- Konica Minolta ...
With nine whole-of government ICT contracts in Victoria now expired or set to expire in 2012, the agency overseeing this procurement, the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF), has a busy year ahead.
A spokesperson for the DTF advised Intermedium that it is usual procedure for the Department’s procurement authorities to review each expiring State Purchase Contract before deciding whether to renew or extend.
The Queensland Department of Communities says that its ideal ICT supplier is experienced in the human services sector, is aligned with the current enterprise architecture at the department, is a member the applicable whole-of-government panel and is also able to demonstrate past successes in projects similar to those the department is undertaking.
It also says that it is prepared to return to a good supplier in order to leverage already established investment, knowledge and skills....