Cloud Services Panel Refresh – Request for Tender Released

Author: 
John Sheridan - CIO & CISO

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.

The Cloud Services Panel refresh aims to provide an opportunity for new suppliers to join the Panel and to expand the current scope of the Panel in line with Agency needs and the current market.

I would like to acknowledge all those who provided feedback on the Discussion Paper that was posted on the Department of Finance’s blog in April 2016. All feedback has been considered and I’m pleased by the quality of the comments and suggestions we’ve received from both Agencies and industry.

As a result, panellists will be able to suggest new categories of services and add services to any of the service models. The approval timeframe for new services will be reduced to 10 business days to provide a greater flexibility and be more responsive to both Agencies and panellists. We will also begin releasing detailed monthly reports to panellists and Agencies to provide greater insight into the usage of the Panel.

I look forward to receiving a wide range of competitive responses.

If you have questions about the RFT process please email the Tender Officer at cloudprocurement@finance.gov.au.

John Sheridan

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Last updated: 09 June 2016