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
  • 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
    Govt caps IT contracts at $100m in tough new procurement stance

    Govt caps IT contracts at $100m in tough new procurement stance

    Wants fairer playing field for small providers.
    Aug 23 2017 6:00AM
    DTA in talks for whole-of-govt SAP panel

    DTA in talks for whole-of-govt SAP panel

    As part of push to expand co-ordinated procurement.
    Jul 25 2017 6:45AM
    Data#3 could lose its exclusive govt Microsoft licensing deal

    Data#3 could lose its exclusive govt Microsoft licensing deal

    DTA opens arrangement to more providers, services.
    Jul 21 2017 12:00PM
    Cathay Pacific sets go-live for global SAP overhaul

    Cathay Pacific sets go-live for global SAP overhaul

    Promises faster calculation of flight and route profitability.
    May 29 2017 12:00PM
    The govt tender that still isn't finished, eight years later

    The govt tender that still isn't finished, eight years later

    OneSKY procurement keeps going, and going.
    Apr 10 2017 4:15PM
    Finance hands whole-of-govt IT panels over to DTA

    Finance hands whole-of-govt IT panels over to DTA

    Last vestiges of tech remit transferred.
    Mar 23 2017 4:15PM
    DTA expands digital marketplace

    DTA expands digital marketplace

    Government's pitching portal evolves.
    Feb 24 2017 11:18AM
    Slick phishing campaign targets NSW govt suppliers

    Slick phishing campaign targets NSW govt suppliers

    Aims to harvest tendering credentials.
    Feb 17 2017 3:30PM
    More than 180 jobs in limbo as SA govt outsources desktops

    More than 180 jobs in limbo as SA govt outsources desktops

    Ex-Holden workers promised spots in new deal.
    Feb 16 2017 3:55PM
    Victoria inks new state-wide telco deals after 13 years

    Victoria inks new state-wide telco deals after 13 years

    Seven players to share in $126 million a year.
    Jan 31 2017 1:40PM

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