NSW Procurement launches beta policy library
NSW Procurement and Digital.NSW have announced the beta launch of a new policy library as part of efforts to develop a new guided buying experience.
The new policy library will allow users to search and sort information using filters, keywords and common language, while subscribing to and tracking changes and updates to specific policies. It includes guidance from both suppliers and buyers.
It will form the backbone of a guided buying experience which will be designed to progressively replace the state’s ProcurePoint procurement portal as part of a centralised gateway for procurement information and platforms.
NSW Procurement is working with a panel of testers to help shape the platform with improved content and functionality.
The library currently includes guidance and advice on areas including buying goods and services worth less than $10,000, complying with international procurement agreements, disclosing contracts and finding a supplier.
For suppliers, the beta site provides a platform for registering to sell goods and services to the NSW Government, search for current open tender opportunities, and access guidance on finding the right opportunities for a business within the sector.
Meanwhile NSW Procurement has announced changes to the categories within the ICT Services Scheme procurement arrangements aimed at consolidating the number of categories to simplify the procurement experience.
Under the new arrangements, all Procurement Technical Standards categories will be merged into existing scheme categories.
These include the provision of infrastructure, software and platform as a service for the two GovDC NSW government data centres, which will be folded into the category of ‘data centre services or migration to buy.nsw’.
In total, 27 current procurement subcategories will be folded into existing categories as part of the consolidation.
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