DTA launches Hardware Marketplace


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 25 September, 2018


DTA launches Hardware Marketplace

The Digital Transformation Agency has launched the new government-wide Hardware Marketplace procurement portal, and listed the first 36 suppliers to be added to the portal.

The new Hardware Marketplace replaces several expired ICT procurement panels, and has initially launched with a single category available — enterprise storage.

The initial sellers include OEMs, resellers and system integrators, such as Data3, Telstra, Optus and the Australian subsidiaries of NEC, NetApp, Fujitsu, Dimension Data, HPE and DXC Connect.

Government buyers will be able to use the new marketplace to source products and services from approved vendors, including storage area networks, backup and restore solutions, network attached storage and storage-related professional services.

Most solutions can either be purchase outright, as-a-service or as a fully managed service.

“The new Hardware Marketplace and its Enterprise Storage category is our first step in delivering an ‘open often’, consolidated model for hardware. It means new sellers can join regularly, and its flexibility means government can keep up with new technologies as they develop,” DTA Chief Strategy Officer Dr Anthony Vlasic said.

“As we add more categories, the Marketplace will become a go-to platform for both government buyers and businesses selling hardware to government.”

The next two categories to be added to the portal in the near future will be network cabling services and network equipment, the DTA revealed. The Hardware Marketplace complements the DTA’s existing Digital Marketplace for ICT services.

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