The Australian Tax Office has created a new omnibus buying panel to service its IT contractor and labour hire needs for the next three years.
The tax office has spent the last six months looking for suppliers to populate the arrangement that would allow it to better manage its future labour needs as required.
It replaces two existing contingent labour hire panel arrangements, including the provision of IT contractor service panel, which consists of 11 suppliers and runs until July next year.
That panel was last revised in June 2015 when the agency made the decision to drastically slim the number of suppliers on its long-standing IT contractor panel arrangement.
It has been responsible for a whopping $367 million worth contracts during its three year life, of which $344.7 million relates to contracts with the ATO, according to a spokesperson.
This is far more than $36 million to $40 million spent annually by the agency on the IT contractor panel prior to 2015.
The new provision of contingent labour hire (IT and general) services panel will offer services across three broad categories, one of which is for the provision of IT, digital and data management labour hire personnel.
However the scope of the new panel also encompasses other contingent labour hire so to replace the soon to expire provision of labour hire services panel, which is also made up of 11 members.
This week the agency revealed its list of panelists, which has been reduced from 22 to a combined total of 15 suppliers.
This includes Clarius Group, Clicks IT recruitment, Paxus Australia, Peoplebank and Talent International, who are all members of the existing IT contractor panel and were also present on the panel’s predecessor.
They joined by two new Canberra-based IT contractor firms MTP Services and Whizdom Recruitment.
However the bulk of the existing IT contractor service panel members have not been appointed to the new panel, with Adactin, Artis Group, CPT Global, Revolution IT, Southern Cross Computing, Systems and People left off.
Five existing labour hire panel members – Adecco, Chandler Macleod, DFP Recruitment, Hays and Hoban – have also made it back on the replacement panel.
They are joined by new suppliers face2face Recruitment, Hudson and Gillian Beaumont Legal.