Dynamic Sourcing for Panels

Author: 
John Sheridan - FAS Technology & Procurement

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. 

  • Buyers can identify the right panels, search for and shortlist relevant suppliers, access panel documents and templates, and run request for quote processes.

  • Suppliers will benefit from greater exposure of their approved goods and services to buyers through better search capability; they can also receive requests for quote, as well as lodge proposals and quotes, all within standard processes, templates and forms.

  • Panel Managers can create and manage their panels in a consistent way, irrespective of panel type, update panel information in real time, and communicate updates and changes to their suppliers and participating agencies.

  • Agencies can find information in real time on procurement activity and trends for panels they both own and access.

The transition process for agencies to onboard their panels is underway and will run through the coming months, with whole of government and other shared panels the priority.

The DS4P video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2tXJgAIC0c.

Regards

John

Comments (2)

Hi John, there are panel lists periodically updated and available also on Govdex (mainly for consultancy/business enhancement related purposes). Will DS4P become the one central Govt depository for all Panel information once the transition is complete?

Thanks,

Felicia

Hi Felicia,

DS4P's automated and standard approach to panel management and sourcing, irrespsective of panel type or agency, along with its AusTender integration, provides a good basis for a central facility. We haven't mandated DS4P's use, but over time we hope its added functionality will bring panels to one central place, and there will be no need to maintain separate lists on Govdex.

Regards,

The AusTender Team

Add new comment

Commenting

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <strong> <em>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Last updated: 09 December 2016