The NSW Government has revealed a new $93 million ICT hardware agreement to offer better services and facilities for agencies and the public.
Minister for finance and services, Greg Pearce, said as part of the ICT Strategy 2012, the Government will increasingly adopt as-a-service, cloud-based solutions. It will also significantly reform the way Government uses and procures ICT hardware.
Under the old system many suppliers were locked out of projects until the end of the contract, but under this new agreement, suppliers can be selected and included at any time during the contract.
“The new agreement simplifies the government tender process and removes the management fee previously levied on the supplier, cutting red tape and expense associated with doing business with Government,” Pearce said. “The ICT hardware agreement is responsive to market dynamics and will deliver major benefits including reduced administration costs and ICT savings.”
The new arrangement covers office desktops, notebooks and tablets, and will be adopted by all agencies across NSW Government.
It will be up for review in April 2015.