The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is on the hunt for IT managed service providers as it opens one of its panels to new suppliers.
The agency is creating three new expertise categories on its Digital Marketplace Panel, opening it up to new suppliers from 16 July.
These areas include IT managed services, IT risk management and auditing as well as digital sourcing and procurement.
In addition, the DTA also said it was seeking more suppliers that fall into its existing expertise categories. These include change and transformation, software engineering and development, cyber security, data science and management and emerging technologies, among a number of others.
The request for tender (RFT) came as the DTA announced intentions to extend the panel for a further two years, revealing a new end date of February 2022.
The Digital Marketplace was first announced in December 2015 as part of the Federal Government’s‘National Innovation and Science Agenda’ and later went live in beta in August 2016.
Designed to help smaller IT providers to compete for government work, the panel now counts 1435 suppliers and $499 million worth of contracts awarded.
Of these, 72 per cent were awarded went to SMEs, according to the DTA,a 13 per cent fall since February 2018. Notable providers on the panel now include AC3, Altis Consulting and Zettagrid.