DTA's one-stop hardware marketplace


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 12 March, 2018


DTA's one-stop hardware marketplace

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is designing a new hardware marketplace for government agencies to procure ICT products.

The new marketplace will be an online portal for government agencies to simply and easily find and purchase the products they need, including monitors, tablets, PCs, servers and technical services.

The marketplace will progressively replace the three existing hardware panels — the Hardware and Associated Services panel, the Mobile panel and the Commercial-off-the-shelf Software and Hardware panel — to act as a one-stop-shop for government agencies.

In contrast to these traditional hardware procurement panels, the new marketplace will be flexible to allow for the addition of new categories as needed, as well as new sellers on a regular basis.

Sellers will be able to list across one or multiple product categories, and the marketplace will be designed to make it easier for innovative start-ups to start selling their wares to government.

The DTA has announced that new product categories will be added one by one, starting with enterprise storage products in the middle of the year.

The panel is being designed based on feedback from 17 government agencies, over 30 businesses and industry organisations and 19 responses to a discussion paper released by the DTA. The agency is also further consulting with industry and government stakeholders.

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