Hi All,

The team are pleased to report we are seeing more government departments signing up, publishing, needing help with automated publishing of machine readable data, and looking to consume their own data through APIs.

John Sheridan - AGCTO & PC
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Today I presented at the Acquia Australian Government Digital Strategy Roundtable where I spoke about govCMS in the context of Australian Government policy. I covered some of the many benefits govCMS will offer for entities, whole of government and most importantly, the user looking for government information. Benefits including significant time and cost savings, re-use, and the provision of high quality websites designed for the user.

I am pleased to announce two further additions to the Mobile Panel:

  • ADDCOM Contact Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Optus Networks Pty Limited

They join the previously announced suppliers already on the Panel:

Finance intends to approach the market in November 2014 to establish the ICT Hardware and Associated Services Panel (The ICT Hardware Panel). The Panel will offer Australian Government Entities the following Categories:

Mandatory Categories

  • Desktop PC;
  • Mobile PC;
  • Virtual Desktop Devices; and
  • Monitors;

Non mandatory categories

Hello All, 

On Friday the 26th September I chaired the twelfth meeting of the ISO/IEC’s Joint Technical Committee 1 Strategic Advisory Committee  (JTC 1 SAC).  Below is an update of the work that JTC 1 SAC have been progressing.

JTC 1 SAC Survey


I am pleased to announce seven further additions to the Mobile Panel:

  • CDTS Australia,
  • Forward IT Pty Ltd,
  • Outware Systems Australia Pty Ltd,
  • Precision Technologies Australia Pty Ltd,
  • Telstra Corporation Limited,
  • UXC Connect Pty Ltd, and
  • VoIP Pty Ltd.

They join the previously announced suppliers already on the Panel:

This guest post was contributed to the Procurement Coordinator’s Blog by the Federal Safety Commissioner, Mr Alan Edwards. The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner is part of the Building Industry Policy Group within the Department of Employment.

The below blog post was submitted by Janai Stevens, Senior Procurement Officer, Australian Taxation Office.

The ATO is seeking to procure and implement a technology-based solution to facilitate more efficient and effective procurement and lifecycle management of its contingent labour workforce (Contractors) and statement of work engagements.

The ATO notes that existing solutions in the market are typically referred to as ‘Vendor Management Systems’ (VMS).

The solution is to be provided as a web accessible Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution

Online Services Branch is pleased to announce the launch of our new test environment - It signifies the next phase of the redevelopment of in keeping with the Department’s move to a more user-centred, evidence-based and iterative development culture.  Receiving approximately 2 million visitors a month, is a critical pathway for users to find Australian government information and services online.  

The following guest post was submitted by Benjamin Mitra-Kahn, Chief Economist - IP Australia.

On 7 October IP Australia released the first iteration of the Intellectual Property Government Open Data (IPGOD).  This is an ambitious achievement that makes publicly and freely available over 100 years of records on all intellectual property rights administered by IP Australia.  This includes data on patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder rights.