I am pleased to announce the release of the revised Gatekeeper Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Framework for public consultation. Gatekeeper is a whole-of-government suite of policies, standards and procedures that govern the use of PKI in government.  Organisations operating independently of government can also undergo the Gatekeeper accreditation process.

Hi all,

I am pleased to announce that QBT Pty Ltd has been appointed as the Australian Government’s travel management company for an initial period of four years. QBT 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.

This arrangement will provide consistent pricing, systems and services across entities along with technology improvements that provide savings through booking efficiencies.

Hi All,

I am pleased to announce that the Request for Tender (RFT) to establish a Whole of Government ICT Hardware and Associated Services Panel has been released on AusTender (FIN14BPAM2335). 

The below blog post was submitted by Jade Brewster, Assistant Director Procurement, Australian Taxation Office.

This is a pre-release notice only to provide advance notice of the opportunity. Prospective applicants are advised that the Commonwealth of Australia, as represented by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), currently anticipates that on or around 7 January 2015, it will release a request for applications for inclusion on the ATOs multi-use list for data analytics, via AusTender.

The Minister for Finance and the Minister for Small Business today announced that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) continued their strong performance in Government procurement during 2013-14.

Analysis of AusTender’s procurement contract reporting for the year shows that SMEs were awarded $16.8 billion in Government contracts, 34.4% of the total contract value of $48.9 billion, exceeding the Government’s 10% target.

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