I’m pleased to announce the release of the APS Better Practice Guide for Big Data.

As outlined in The Australian Public Service Big Data Strategy, this Guide aims to support the adoption of big data analytics by agencies.

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I am pleased to announce that Mitchell and Partners Australia Pty Ltd (Mitchells) has been appointed as the Australian Government’s master media agency for an initial period of four years. Mitchells was awarded the contract following a competitive open tender process undertaken by the Department of Finance, which was overseen by industry, probity and legal advisers.

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Finance is responsible for the Australian Government’s travel management services arrangement. 

This arrangement provides Government departments and agencies with travel booking and consulting services for domestic and international air travel, and related travel requirements.

The objectives of the travel management services arrangement include:


Welcome to our March 2014 report. Hope you’ve been well. We’d like to thank everyone for your ongoing support via our data request site. Please keep putting forward your ideas and we’ll continue working with our colleagues across the public service to make the data available.

Twenty‑one of the best Information and Communication Technology innovations and professionals in government have today been named as finalists in the 2014 Australian Government ICT Awards.

 The Awards program recognises and celebrates the most outstanding initiatives in eGovernment, across a number of ICT disciplines; promotes excellence in the use of ICT and helps build agency capability across Australia.

Finance has updated the Government Information Technology and Communications (GITC) contractual framework, rebranding it as SourceIT Plus, now part of the SourceIT model contract suite.

SourceIT Plus caters for semi-complex procurement of IT services (and the provision of related products) such as consultancy services, system integration, software development and managed services.

This guest post was contributed to the Procurement Co-ordinator’s Blog by Alan Edwards from the Department of Employment’s Building Industry and Programmes Branch which has policy responsibility for the Fair Work Principles and Commonwealth Cleaning Services Guidelines.

I’d like to post this message to advise that as part of Repeal Day, the Coalition Government announced the cessation of a number of regulatory arrangements that are administered by the Department of Employment that apply to Australian Government procurements.


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Welcome to our standard posts about standards. This is a continuing series about the outcomes from the ISO/IEC’s Joint Technical Committee 1 Strategic Advisory Committee  (JTC 1 SAC) which I chair.

As outlined in the APS Big Data Strategy, I would like to invite agencies, researchers and the private sector to submit proposals for joint private-public projects using big data in innovative ways.