Full exposure for Federal procurement data

By Julian Bajkowski The federal Department of Finance has announced that it will for the first time release a giant mass of procurement data from the AusTender tender and contract tracking system as a single file to improve visibility of purchasing. Speaking at the Kickstart technology media conference on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday, newly […]

Defence tips Telstra for massive network deal

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski The Department of Defence has revealed that has nominated Telstra as the preferred tenderer to upgrade its mammoth terrestrial communications network and install wireless technology and desktop video conferencing in a deal estimated to be worth around $1 billion. While the deal is still to be officially inked, Defence’s […]

Tasmania sets out simplified tenders

By Paul Hemsley Tasmanian Finance Minister has made a renewed push to help local businesses win public sector contracts after the state’s Department of Finance launched simplified contractual templates for both buyers and sellers into the government market. The new tender documents replace unpopular paperwork that businesses had complained was too onerous, confusing and time-consuming […]

Mental health goes virtual

By Paul Hemsley Online counseling therapy will be available to Australians through federal health services following an open tender for qualified organisations to deliver the Virtual Clinic service. The Department of Health and Ageing will be searching for qualified organizations to develop and deliver the program, which will provide online counseling with the assistance of […]


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