Since its inception, AusTender has been a key tool in Commonwealth procurement. It provides a simple and effective way for businesses to access Commonwealth tendering opportunities, and transparent Commonwealth purchasing data.

Building on AusTender’s success and functionality, we’ve launched GrantConnect (, the new whole of Government information system for Commonwealth grants. Government entities will be on-boarded progressively over the coming weeks.

I am pleased to announce that the following suppliers have been added to the list of panellists on the Cloud Services Panel:

As I announced in June 2016, the Department of Finance approached the market via AusTender seeking new Panellists to join the existing Cloud Services Panel. The tender process for the refresh of the Cloud Services Panel is now complete.

I am pleased to announce that the following suppliers have been added to the list of panellists on the Cloud Services Panel:

We have addressed a number of issues raised in the attached response, and provided more clarification. In addition, the final Statement of Requirements will incorporate more up to date information on metrics and the procurement approach.

The Australian Government Department of Finance operates a whole-of-government collaboration platform for government agencies called govdex. Govdex was established in 2006 and has over 90,000 registered users. Analysis shows that 18,000 users are active in any 3-month period and work across more than 6,000 groups. Users come from almost 2,000 organisations including all levels of government, educational institutions, not-for-profit organisations and the private sector.

Finance has launched Dynamic Sourcing for Panels (DS4P), the latest improvement to the Australian Government’s central procurement information system, AusTender.

DS4P provides government buyers with the information, search tools and process automation to better access the Commonwealth’s 500 panels, 60% of which are shared arrangements. DS4P builds on AusTender’s reach and integration across agencies to deliver a standard and streamlined approach to panel buying. 

I am pleased to announce the final supplier to be added to the Whole-of-Australian-Government Telecommunications Services Panel (TSP).

This is in addition to the suppliers who were announced on 02 December 2016 and brings the total number of suppliers on the Panel to 7.

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I am pleased to announce that a Request for Tender (RFT) to establish a new whole-of-Australian Government (WoAG) Panel Arrangement for Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) products and services has been released on AusTender, and this can be downloaded from FIN/018/16.

The arrangement seeks to meet the government’s SOS product and services requirements and deliver value for money.

Finance has just finished analysis of AusTender procurement data for 2015-16, and we’ve published the annual statistics on our website

As always, the data tells the story. The evidence it provides is the foundation for good policy development.

The annual statistics continue to demonstrate the strong performance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and small businesses in government procurement market. 


The Minister of Finance has announced the establishment of the Whole-of-Australian-Government Telecommunications Services Panel (TSP) SON 3386916.

Finance has entered into head agreements with an initial tranche of six successful tenderers. The head agreements are in place until 30 November 2020, with options to extend for up to three periods of up to 12 months each.