Election 2013: Government IT Election 2013: Government IT

The Federal Government has boasted of millions of dollars in savings generated from its coordinated approach to ICT procurement. The strategy has been to trade membership of exclusive markets through restricted panels for hefty discounts on everything from desktop hardware and Microsoft licences to floor space in data centres.

The Coalition plans to turn this on its head, scrapping the panels in favour of a single central list of suppliers vetted to supply to government across all goods and services categories. It says that this will avoid the costs of bidding for a panel place, which can exceed $40,000.

Labor:

  • Fixed term procurement panels for commodity goods and services, including ICT
  • Savings generated by leveraging coordinated buying power in exchange for discounts
  • Agencies required to consider cloud options as part of new ICT procurements
  • ICT procurement overseen by the Department of Finance and Deregulation
  • Panels mandated but agency autonomy in other buying areas
  • Coalition:

  • One central panel of all prequalified suppliers, including ICT
  • Savings generated by minimising administrative costs and red-tape
  • Advocate ‘cloud first’ approach where cloud options would be selected as default
  • ICT procurement overseen by the Department of Finance and Deregulation
  • ICT spending audit
  • Allow ‘heavy user’ agencies to maintain IT autonomy while ‘light user’ agencies move to cloud or shared solutions
  • Qld govt eyes new procurement systems

    Qld govt eyes new procurement systems

    To link up “fragmented” processes.
    Apr 5 2018 11:50AM
    DTA exposes new IT buying framework

    DTA exposes new IT buying framework

    Seeks feedback from industry.
    Apr 4 2018 6:25AM
    Defence picks strategic partners for billion-dollar ERP overhaul

    Defence picks strategic partners for billion-dollar ERP overhaul

    But no word on system integrators.
    Mar 27 2018 6:00AM
    DTA to identify share of govt IT deals won by Aussie businesses

    DTA to identify share of govt IT deals won by Aussie businesses

    Looks to expand insights reporting.
    Mar 14 2018 10:30AM
    Data#3 handed back whole-of-govt Microsoft deal

    Data#3 handed back whole-of-govt Microsoft deal

    Through new co-ordinated buying scheme.
    Mar 9 2018 2:22PM
    WA inquiry gives GovNext IT buying scheme tick of approval

    WA inquiry gives GovNext IT buying scheme tick of approval

    But calls for further planning.
    Feb 22 2018 6:30AM
    DTA pushes Commonwealth to adopt more cloud

    DTA pushes Commonwealth to adopt more cloud

    Unveils updated whole-of-govt strategy.
    Feb 1 2018 2:37PM
    DTA appoints IT procurement chief

    DTA appoints IT procurement chief

    Westpac exec to oversee whole-of-gov push.
    Dec 21 2017 4:42PM
    The biggest Australian govt IT suppliers, ranked

    The biggest Australian govt IT suppliers, ranked

    And which agencies are spending the most money.
    Dec 6 2017 4:03PM
    DTA unveils whole-of-gov hardware marketplace

    DTA unveils whole-of-gov hardware marketplace

    One-stop shop to replace panels.
    Dec 5 2017 6:00PM
    DTA signs $42m whole-of-gov SAP contract

    DTA signs $42m whole-of-gov SAP contract

    First under new licensing arrangement.
    Nov 10 2017 11:30AM
    Govt-wide SAP deal seeks to cut IT procurement costs

    Govt-wide SAP deal seeks to cut IT procurement costs

    Mandatory for agencies who want SAP products.
    Oct 20 2017 8:52AM
    Govt CIOs criticise "broken" IT funding models

    Govt CIOs criticise "broken" IT funding models

    Budget process unsuitable for cloud projects.
    Oct 13 2017 6:40AM
    Woodside Energy shifts to SAP Ariba

    Woodside Energy shifts to SAP Ariba

    Go live on 18-month procurement overhaul.
    Oct 11 2017 6:42AM
    DTA lines up govt-wide IBM, Oracle deals

    DTA lines up govt-wide IBM, Oracle deals

    Whole-of-government procurement push expands.
    Oct 6 2017 4:31PM
    Delays strike Defence's new IT services panel

    Delays strike Defence's new IT services panel

    Extends existing arrangements for another year.
    Oct 4 2017 6:40AM
    SA delays $394m desktop outsourcing deal

    SA delays $394m desktop outsourcing deal

    Pushes back transfer of staff to outsourcer.
    Sep 29 2017 11:40AM
    Queensland's plan for personalised digital services

    Queensland's plan for personalised digital services

    Ambitious strategy plots future of service delivery.
    Sep 6 2017 8:30AM
    Qld seeks lower risk with IT buying framework refresh

    Qld seeks lower risk with IT buying framework refresh

    GITC becomes QITC.
    Sep 5 2017 11:28AM
    AIIA urges WA to improve digital service delivery

    AIIA urges WA to improve digital service delivery

    Can WA learn from NSW to leap ahead?
    Aug 24 2017 11:55AM

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