This week saw more opportunities for channel partners looking to work with government, notable tender wins, and announcements of government cybersecurity, auditing and IT capabilities.
The Australian Cyber Security Center has inserted new controls into the Information Security Manual (ISM) requiring checks on the “integrity” and “authenticity” of IT purchases, months after US authorities identified the purchase and installation of counterfeit network equipment.
Former CSIRO leader David Thodey will lead a “full-scale” audit of the federal government’s myGov digital platform, which was an election promise by the new Labor government.
Services Australia plans to significantly expand its neurodiversity recruitment program with up to 70 new IT and digital positions to be offered, more than double the number of positions across the programme. The Aurora Neurodiversity programme, run in partnership with Specialisterne Australia, had previously placed 33 people with Services Australia since 2020.
In the federal government There’s still time to secure a spot on the digital transformation agency’s new data center panel. Application deadline is October 4th.
The Department of Health and Elderly Care has published a software tender for a test automation solution. It closes on October 4th.
The Department of Defense has issued a request for information regarding a range of cyber-enablement solutions that could support warfare in cyberspace. These include “manpower planning, cyber warfare training, the cyber worthiness system, the cyber defense contractor, the cyber gap program, international cyber-related engagements, and the development of cyber equipment and technologies.” It closes on September 30th.
in South Australia, A tender was issued to consolidate five systems operated by its business and consumer services agency into a single system called CBSOne. Consumer and business services include government consumer protection, business regulation, and birth, death and marriage records. According to the RFP, “CBS maintains a vertical portfolio of applications tailored to the needs of each line of business…This means that CBS operates multiple systems to deal with citizens and businesses that require different services at different stages of their lives.”
in new south wales, The Department of Communities and Justice wants to go paperless. The agency has published a call for tenders for an “eDiary… for making decision makers and booking courtrooms to replace the paper diaries and spreadsheets used in all NSW courts and tribunals. It closes on October 21st.
The Department of Regional NSW has issued a call for tenders to provide local authorities with a cloud-based, digital construction management toolkit to manage construction projects. It closes on October 26th.
Transport NSW Corporate has requested an expression of interest for a software solution for asset valuation. It is used to enable facility inspectors to perform risk-based assessments. It closes on October 10, 2022.
in Queensland, The Department of Transport and Major Roads has issued a tender for the optimization of its real estate software system services. This includes features such as “detailed discovery, analysis, design and development of a solution, data structure and reports”. It closes on October 4th.
in Victoria, The Department for Justice and Public Safety has published a tender to replace the case management system used by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. The case management system is critical to complying with the VIFM’s legal requirement to provide medical death investigation reports to the Victorian Coroner. It closes on October 20th.
The Department of Transportation has issued a tender for a two-way radio communications solution to the Department’s Incident Response Services. “There is a need to review the existing radio communication channels within the Department of Transportation to better improve and streamline the existing technology and processes used by the emergency services.” It closes Oct. 14.
Harness Racing Victoria is looking for the right contractor to implement their customer relationship management software. It closes on October 7th.
In the federal government Lockheed Martin has been awarded a 19-year, $1.18 billion contract to operate the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network (SouthPAN) for Geoscience Australia. SouthPAN will improve satellite positioning for Australia and New Zealand. The supply of weapons from the US company, which were used in mass killings of civilians, did not make the Australian research agency hesitate to close the deal. These include the 42 children on a school bus in Yemen who were killed with a Lockheed Martin bomb by a Saudi-led coalition in 2016, according to The Guardian.
Cistech Solutions, headquartered in South Toowoomba, has been awarded a $1.6 million contract by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water to supply communications equipment and supplies. It was won in a “limited tender” due to “extreme urgency or unforeseen events”.
in South Australia, The Department of Education awarded Adelaide-based IT services provider Chamonix IT a $8,250 contract to conduct an Azure DevOps review.
in Western Australia, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has been awarded a $1.2 million contract by the Department of Communities to migrate it from on-premises applications and software to a cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations system using a SaaS model to switch
in new south wales, Sydney Metro awarded Helmsman one $2.4 million three-year software contract for consulting services.
Syscon Justice Systems was awarded a $1.9 million contract by the Department of Communities and Justice to install an “offender management system…to manage offenders both in prison and in the community.”
in the Northern Territory, Headquartered in South Australia, Itron was awarded a three-year, $377,300 contract by Power and Water Corporation to install a water and electricity collection, storage and release system. The previous system “reached end of life on December 31, 2021” and “is in urgent need of replacement.” The new solution will be available for use via smartphones and will be used in all agency centers.
in tasmania, The Department of Premier and Cabinet awarded Oakham a $249,999 contract to support projects to improve phone service for the Department of Health’s Digital Health Transformation program.
The Justice Department awarded Futago signed a $59,923 contract for website development services.
in Victoria, Melbourne-based Notitia has been awarded a $158,400 contract by the Victorian Workcover Authority for the systems integration phase of the agency’s Qlik Cloud implementation.