As of 1 August 2016, you may have noticed some positive changes to the look and feel of AusTender (the centralised publication website for Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, multi-use lists and awarded contracts), particularly if you were accessing it from a mobile device. 

Hi All,

The Request for Tender (RFT) to refresh the Whole of Government Cloud Services Panel has been released on AusTender. The RFT documentation can be downloaded from AusTender, FIN/06/16

Existing Panellists need not reapply. My staff will contact you shortly with information on adding new services and categories to the Panel.

Hi all,

The current Whole of Australian Government’s accommodation program management arrangement is due to expire in June 2017.

Finance is seeking comments on a discussion paper that may inform the decision on what form a future accommodation program for the Government may take.

Consultation is open until 5 pm on 27 May 2016. You can provide comments directly on this blog, or if you would prefer, via email to

Attached for your review and comment are the following documents:

I am pleased to announce that the Request for Tender (RFT) to establish a Whole-of-Australian-Government Telecommunication Services Panel (TSP) has been released on AusTender (FIN15BPAM2390).

It is a great privilege this evening to announce the winners of the 2016 Australian Government ICT Awards.

The Awards showcase the work of government agencies, Federal, State and Local, who are using technology to work smarter and improve the delivery of services within our communities.

The Awards also help us to recognise and acknowledge the leadership, dedication and capability of individuals within those agencies in delivering government services.

Hi all,

I am pleased to note that Minister for Finance has announced that a new panel has been established to provide international and domestic air travel for the Australian Government.  The new arrangement commences on 1 May 2016, for an initial term of five years.  The panel consists of 18 airlines, with four airlines providing domestic air travel services.  The arrangement will continue to deliver value for money, provide operational efficiencies and enable a high level of flexibility to meet the government’s evolving needs.


Finance established a Whole of Government Cloud Services Panel (the Panel) in January 2015 to provide access to cloud services for Agencies. The Panel currently has 114 suppliers and over 400 Services listed across nine Categories.

Finance committed to approach the market in the fourth quarter of 2015/16 in order to refresh the Panel by providing an opportunity to add new suppliers and to expand the current scope of the Panel.

Congratulations to all of the nominees for the 2016 Australian Government ICT Awards.

Local, state and federal government agencies continue to demonstrate excellence, innovation and professionalism in the use of ICT.

This year we received inspirational nominations from across Australia and from all levels of government.

Each nomination is an acknowledgement of the excellent work that government does, and to have a project nominated is a proud achievement.

Department of Finance Secretary, Jane Halton AO PSM, today attended the launch of the 2016 Women in IT Executive Mentoring (WITEM) Program, the 10th to be held in Canberra for the Australian Government.

The WITEM program provides female Executive Level 2 ICT professionals in the Australian Government with access to career development guidance and proven leadership skills through a mentor relationship with a senior ICT professional. Since 2007, the Department of Finance has partnered with Dell™ to deliver the WITEM program.

Finance manages the Internet-Based Network Connection Services (IBNCS) panel, the Telecommunications Management (TMAN) panel and the Telecommunications Invoice Reconciliation Services (IR) panel. These panels are all due to expire in 2016.