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.
It is mandatory for Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entities to procure Managed WAN Services (Terrestrial), Transport Data Link Services (Terrestrial) and Internet Connection Services from the Panel. It is also optional for Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entities to source Managed WAN Services (Satellite) and Transport Data Link Services (Satellite) through Finance, using the Panel. Corporate Commonwealth Entities and Other Government Bodies can also use the Panel arrangement if they choose to.
The initial panellists to be added to the panel are:
Macquarie Telecom Pty Ltd
Nextgen Networks Pty Ltd
Sliced Tech Pty Ltd
Telstra Corporation Ltd
TPG Network Pty Ltd
Verizon Australia Pty Ltd
Finance has managed the execution of head agreements in tranches. Future panellist announcements and information about the TSP will be released over coming weeks as appropriate.