Hi all,

I am pleased to announce that the Request for Tender (RFT) to establish an Accommodation Program Management services arrangement for the Australian Government has been released on AusTender, and can be accessed at AusTender - RFT - Accommodation Program Management Services - FIN16CGS12

On 29 November 2016, the Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, announced a number of amendments to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) that will come into effect from 1 March 2017.  

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The Whole of Australian Government (WoAG) Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) Arrangement, used by 140 Commonwealth Departments and entities Australia-wide, is due to expire in September 2017.  The Arrangement, which has an annual turnover of approximately $38 million, has delivered savings and efficiencies to Government. This has resulted in a high level of stakeholder support for a successor arrangement.

Hi all,

The current Whole of Australian Governments (WoAG) Accommodation Program Management arrangement is due to expire in June 2017.

Finance is seeking comments on the draft Statement of Requirement (SOR) on the broader service objectives and requirements for a new WoAG accommodation arrangement.  The draft SOR includes explanatory notes which provide clarification on the outcomes being sought.

The Australian Public Service is committed to employing people with disability and creating inclusive work environments that reflect the diversity of the Australian community. To do so we need to ensure the ICT goods and services we buy are accessible for all employees. 

I am pleased to announce that the Commonwealth Contracting Suite Plus (CCS Plus) is now available for public consultation. 

CCS Plus has been developed with considerable input from stakeholders and takes account of all of the comments Finance has received about the Commonwealth Contracting Suite (CCS) since its introduction in 2014.

As of 1 August 2016, you may have noticed some positive changes to the look and feel of AusTender (the centralised publication website for Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, multi-use lists and awarded contracts), particularly if you were accessing it from a mobile device. 

Hi All,

The Request for Tender (RFT) to refresh the Whole of Government Cloud Services Panel has been released on AusTender. The RFT documentation can be downloaded from AusTender, FIN/06/16

Existing Panellists need not reapply. My staff will contact you shortly with information on adding new services and categories to the Panel.

Hi all,

The current Whole of Australian Government’s accommodation program management arrangement is due to expire in June 2017.

Finance is seeking comments on a discussion paper that may inform the decision on what form a future accommodation program for the Government may take.

Consultation is open until 5 pm on 27 May 2016. You can provide comments directly on this blog, or if you would prefer, via email to

Attached for your review and comment are the following documents: