In February 2018, Finance approached the market through a Request for Proposal to continue to operate GovCMS, a whole-of-government content management system. Following an evaluation process, Finance has selected Salsa Digital as the preferred supplier, who has partnered with as their subcontractor. Details of the new contract are published on AusTender (SON3524985).  

The Department of Finance is developing the Commonwealth Standard Terms (CST) in response to Recommendation 5 of the Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement report, Buying into our Future: Review of amendments to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules
(29 June 2017).

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 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 - 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: