Government Telecommunications Panels

This function has now transferred to the Digital Transformation Agency. Queries can be directed to ICTProcurement@dta.gov.au

Telecommunications Services Panel

In December 2016, the Minister for Finance announced the establishment of the Telecommunications Services Panel (TSP). Suppliers to the TSP were appointed through an open approach to market. Use of the Panel is mandatory for Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entities procuring Managed WAN Services (Terrestrial), Transport Data Link Services (Terrestrial), and Internet Connection Services.

For more information please contact telcopanel@finance.gov.au.

Mobile Panel

In September 2014, the Department of Finance established a Mobile Panel. There are 20 suppliers to the panel who were appointed through an open approach to the market. The panel is the mandatory procurement avenue for Relevant Entities.

For further information on the Mobile Panel please see:

Expired Panels

The following whole-of-government coordinated procurement arrangements have expired. This means no new contracts can be formed under these panels.

Please direct queries to ICTProcurement@finance.gov.au.

Internet Based Network Connection Services Panel

The Internet Based Network Connection Services (IBNCS) Panel has expired and has been replaced by the Telecommunications Services Panel.

The expiry of the IBNCS Panel means no new contracts can be formed under this arrangement. However, the expiry of the IBNCS Panel does not affect contracts already in place.

Please direct any queries to IBNCS@finance.gov.au.

For information on the IBNCS Panel please read:

Telecommunications Management Panel

The Telecommunications Management (TMAN) Panel has now expired. The Department of Finance will not extend the TMAN Deeds of Standing Offer.

The expiry of the TMAN Panel means no new contracts can be formed with a panellist once that panellist's Deed of Standing Offer has expired. However, the expiry of the TMAN Panel does not affect contracts already in place.

Please direct any queries to ICTProcurement@finance.gov.au.

For information on the TMAN Panel please read:

Telecommunications Commodities, Carriage and Associated Services Panel

In January 2011, the Department of Finance established a Telecommunications Commodities, Carriage and Associated Services Panel (TCCAS Panel). The four suppliers to the TCCAS Panel were appointed through an open approach to the market. The Mobile Panel, listed above, supersedes the TCCAS Panel, and is the mandatory procurement avenue for Relevant Entities.

Telecommunications Invoice Reconciliation Services Panel

In September 2010, the Department of Finance established a Telecommunications Invoice Reconciliation Services Panel (IR Panel). The four suppliers to the IR Panel were appointed through an open approach to the market. The IR Panel was not a mandatory procurement avenue.

The IR Panel has now expired. For further information on the IR Panel please see:

Australian Government Telecommunications Arrangement (AGTA)

On 12 November 2015, as part of the Spring 2015 Repeal Day, the Minister for Finance agreed to discontinue the AGTA. This means that the requirement for suppliers to be signatories to the AGTA before they can provide telecommunications carriage services to the Government has been discontinued. 

Termination of the AGTA Head Agreement does not affect any existing arrangements AGTA signatories have with entities including under the Internet Based Network Connection Services (IBNCS) Panel or the Mobile Panel. Termination also does not affect the exercising of extension options of an active contract based on the AGTA. 

New contracts can be formed under the Mobile Panel or other active panels until that panel expires.

New contracts outside of active panel arrangements can use the AGTA terms and conditions until the end of the termination period, which for most signatories is in April 2017.  After the termination period ends new contracts cannot refer to the AGTA.

Queries can be directed to Finance’s ICT Procurement branch at ICTProcurement@finance.gov.au and (02) 6215 1597.


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Last updated: 15 May 2017