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Through Commitment 4.3 of the Open Government National Action Plan, the Government committed to undertake a review of Australia’s existing compliance with the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS), publish the review for public comment, and implement any agreed measures to increase Australia’s compliance.

Finance is seeking to provide advice to industry on a requirement to replace the current Superannuation Management System. 

The system sought is a commercial-off-the-shelf, software as a service, cloud-based solution to manage three existing government defined benefit superannuation schemes and the administration of death and disability arrangements for Judges of the Federal Circuit Court. 

Good morning,

Finance has received three questions requesting clarification, following release of a CARS RFP FIN/006/18 on Friday 16 March 2018.   

Good afternoon,

Finance released a draft CARS RFP on 22 February, inviting your comment on the suitability of the content and format.  Finance thanks you for your comments.

The CARS RFP has been updated in response to your comments and Finance has released the final version via Austender.

A summary of the comments received is attached to the AusTender notice.

Good afternoon,

Finance thanks those who attended the COMCAR Automated Resource System (CARS) industry briefing on 22 February 2018. 

A copy of the presentation and a telecast of the industry briefing are now available on AusTender as addenda to FIN/006/18 Notice 2.

Good morning,

Finance has released a draft COMCAR Automated Resource System (CARS) Request for Proposal (RFP) on Austender.   

The CARS Industry Briefing held on 22 February 2018 provided advice for industry on Finance’s requirements along with the process for approaching the market.

As part of our consultation, Finance invites your feedback and comments on the draft version of the RFP.

Please advise your comments to COMCAR.RFP@finance.gov.au by 5:00 pm Friday 2 March 2018. 

Thank you to all who have provided feedback on the draft govCMS Statement of Requirements. The Request for Proposal (RFP) has been refined to reflect the relevant comments. 

The RFP is now available at - https://www.tenders.gov.au/?event=public.atm.show&ATMUUID=B9D70F23-E516-8E0F-21831C4459EC2F0E. The closing date is Thursday 22 March 2018 at 2:00pm (AEDT).

Good afternoon,

Finance is seeking to provide advice to industry on a requirement to replace the current COMCAR management system. 

In late December 2017, the Government agreed to replace the COMCAR booking and dispatch system with a Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud-based solution.

The core capabilities of such a solution are outlined as per the attached:

I am pleased to announce that Finance has selected Data#3 to help deliver a new whole-of-government collaboration service, the Govdex Replacement project.

Data#3 will provide a Software-as-a-Service solution on the public cloud using Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.

Finance will use an agile approach to deliver the service, working closely with Data#3 and several government agencies. The aim is to design, develop and evolve a service offering that is driven by, and responsive to, user needs.

Hi all,

Finance intends to approach the market in order to continue the operation of the whole-of-government Content Management System, govCMS, through a Request for Proposal (RFP) in January 2018.

Finance entered into arrangements with Acquia Inc. for govCMS in September 2014. This contract expires in September 2018, providing an opportunity to go back to the market with redefined requirements to meet the needs of users in the evolving service.

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