This post was submitted by Janai Stevens, Procurement Officer, Australian Taxation

The ATO is seeking a simple, accessible and easy to use HR Performance Management and Rewards and Recognition Solution (solution) to support their new Performance Management Framework.

It is preferred (but not essential) that the solution is cloud based, provided as a web accessible Software as a Service (SaaS) solution and is hosted, maintained and supported on an Australian based data centre that satisfies the ATO’s security requirements.

Hi all,

It is commonly held myth that the use of standing offers (panels) or multi-use lists by the Commonwealth limits competition for businesses that don’t achieve a place on that panel or multi-use list arrangement.

I’ve busted this myth below, and will be continuing with more mythbusting over a series of bi-weekly blogs.

Myth: Panel arrangements and Multi Use Lists (MULs) limit competition

Hi all,

On 1 July 2015, Finance released a draft Statement of Requirement (SOR) for comment.

This draft SOR outlined the strategies and services that will form part of an open approach to market to establish a new Whole of Australian Government airline panel.

Hi all,

I am often asked by suppliers how can they provide innovative solutions to the Commonwealth given entities must follow the Commonwealth Procurement Rules. While the CPRs must be followed, there are plenty of opportunities for innovation as this fourth post in the myth buster series shows.

Myth: The Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) are inflexible and do not allow for value enhancing approaches and innovation

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

  • Cisco Systems Australia Pty Ltd
  • Axis 12 Pty Ltd
  • INOVEM Limited

These are the final suppliers to be added and, in addition to previously announced suppliers, form the Whole-of-Government Cloud Services Panel, concluding the establishment phase.

The statistics for the Panel as it currently stands:

Hey folks,

This month we’d like to take a diversion from our usual report update and instead talk about CKAN’s DataStore extension (however - for the record - another 269 datasets were added in July). The extension enables to create machine readable endpoints ( or data APIs) from properly formatted tabular data.

Hi all

I am very pleased to announce the launch of the SourceIT Plus model contract (SourceIT Plus). It provides standard contractual terms and conditions suitable for semi-complex procurements of IT services, such as system integration, consultancy services, software development and managed services.

Hi all,

This is the third in the mythbusting series. I hope you are finding them informative.

Myth: The Department of Finance is responsible for all Commonwealth procurement

Fact: The Commonwealth operates a devolved procurement framework. Put simply, this means that each entity is responsible for undertaking its own procurement activities. 

 Hello All, 

On Thursday the 26th February I chaired the thirteenth 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 Committee constitution changes


Hi all,

We’re continuing with our series that addresses misperceptions about Australian Government procurement. The second of many myths is busted below, I’ll be continuing with more mythbusting over a series of weekly blogs.

Myth: the lowest bid always wins