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:

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.

The Request for Tender (RFT) to establish a Vehicle Rental Services arrangement for the Australian Government has been released on AusTender, and can be accessed at Tender responses must be lodged electronically though AusTender by 12 noon (Canberra Local Time), Thursday 14 December 2017.

I am pleased to announce that the following suppliers have been added to the govCMS Drupal Services Panel:

  • Keltree – trading as IBC Digital

  • Laudanum – trading as Holly Sydney

This is in addition to the suppliers that were announced on 3 October 2017. The full list is available on

The services offered by the new suppliers have been included in the govCMS Drupal Services Panel Catalogue and are available for agencies to procure now.  

I am pleased to announce that the following suppliers have been added to the govCMS Drupal Services Panel:

  • Hind & Hind
  • Oakton
  • Zyxware
  • Morpht
  • Oxide Interactive
  • Itomic
  • Doghouse Group
  • Mayko Trading
  • Technocrat
  • FinXL Professional Services

This is in addition to the suppliers that were announced on 26 September 2017. The full list is available on