ICT Procurement Taskforce report

This taskforce looked at how businesses and government could work together and bring down the cost of delivering services.

The ICT Procurement Taskforce reviewed ways to make it easier and cheaper for information and communications technology (ICT) businesses to contract with government and deliver better government services at a lower cost.

The taskforce released its final report on 23 August 2017.

You can download the taskforce report (PDF, 572KB) and read the government’s response to the recommendations.

As part of the review, various engagement activities were conducted and 32 written submissions were received. Learn more about the consultations and read some of the submissions.

Background to the taskforce

The Australian Government set up the ICT Procurement Taskforce in October 2016 under the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

It did this as part of its policy for better and more accessible digital services. 

The taskforce’s role was to:

  • identify existing procurement barriers

  • look for opportunities to streamline ICT procurement

  • look for ways to make it easier for start-ups and small and medium businesses to compete for government ICT contracts

We took over responsibility for the taskforce and its report in February 2017.

Get in touch

You can send your feedback, comments or questions to sourcing@dta.gov.au