DTA to launch telecoms procurement panel

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 30 January, 2019

DTA to launch telecoms procurement panel

The Digital Transformation Agency plans to implement a new whole-of-government telecommunications procurement panel and is seeking feedback on its design.

The new panel will be designed to make it easier for governments to buy telecom products and services, and take advantage of economies of scale.

It will replace and consolidate a number of service-specific telecom panels and allow for easier access to newer communications technologies not currently covered under existing panels. This includes dark fibre, unified communications and software-defined WAN services.

Non-corporate government agencies will be mandated to use the panel for some categories of telecommunications services.

The panel will also be open to other government bodies, as well as state and territory government agencies.

The DTA is soliciting feedback on the design of the panel via AusTender until 26 February.

In June last year, the DTA revealed plans to overhaul its procurement panel policies by redesigning them based on eight principles, such as a stipulation that they be open to all agencies, and be regularly monitored and refreshed.

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