The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has issued an approach to market to expand its Hardware Marketplace in order to include end user and enterprise computing providers.
This follows the statement of requirement issued by the DTA in December which covered these categories (four and five).
Specifically, the DTA is looking for IT companies able to provide desktop computers; notebook and laptops; thin clients; zero client end points; monitors; servers and enterprise computing, in addition to server racks and enclosures; server rack and enclosures accessories; complementary products; asset sanitisation and disposal services and professional services.
The End User Computing category replaces the ICT Hardware and Associated Services Panel (ICT Hardware Panel) and is the first category of the new Hardware Marketplace panel that is mandatory for all non-corporate commonwealth entities to use.
The Hardware Marketplace was established in December last year, aimed at allowing government entities to buy IT hardware to support internal business processes.
The platform replaces several expired ICT procurement panels when it launched in September 2018, making it easier for businesses to sell ICT hardware to government, and for government to buy from them.
In addition, it includes hardware categories such as storage, network equipment, and end user and enterprise computing, and is available for all Federal, State and local governments to use.
The first hardware category, enterprise storage, has been completed and is transacting with 36 suppliers on-board spanning OEMs, resellers and service integrators including Data#3, Dimension Data, OPC IT and Thomas Duryea Logicalis.
The next category the DTA will seek feedback for is Mobility, this should take place in April. It will cover tablets, mobile phones and mobile carriage.