DTA reaches 6000 Marketplace opportunities posted


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 10 February, 2021

DTA reaches 6000 Marketplace opportunities posted

The Digital Transformation Agency's (DTA) Digital Marketplace procurement portal has passed the milestone of more than 6000 total opportunities listed since its launch in 2016.

The digital services marketplace has now had more than $2.89 billion in opportunities contracted through the portal, with 65% of the dollar value of contracts awarded to SMEs.

To date, more than 3100 sellers have registered to offer digital and ICT services over the portal, with around 85 sellers being registered per month. There are also now nearly 349 registered buyers, of which 44% are Commonwealth government agencies.

Of the remaining buyers, 81 are state or territory governments, 77 are local governments and 38 are in the other category.

But the top buyers continue to be major government agencies such as Services Australia — which had 22 opportunities posted in November alone, as well as the Department of Home Affairs (21) and Department of Defence (19).

Among all opportunities posted since the launch of the marketplace in beta in August 2016, software engineering and development was the top category with well over 1200 opportunities posted.

Other popular categories include agile delivery and governance, support and operations, cybersecurity, user research and design, as well as data science.

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