Buying ICT hardware and services

We make it easier for government agencies to buy ICT hardware products and services through the Hardware Marketplace.

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What can you buy in the Hardware Marketplace?

The Hardware Marketplace allows government buyers to purchase the following computer hardware products and services:

  • desktop PCs
  • mobile PCs
  • virtual desktop devices (VDD)
  • monitors
  • associated services, including centralised and installation services
  • servers
  • server racks
  • enterprise computing and storage
  • networks and cabling
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Who can buy from the Hardware Marketplace?

Non-corporate Commonwealth entities

Non-corporate Commonwealth entities (NCEs) must use the Hardware Marketplace to buy:

  • desktop PCs
  • mobile PCs
  • virtual desktop devices
  • monitors
  • tablets

They can choose to use the Hardware Marketplace when they’re buying:

  • enterprise computing
  • enterprise storage
  • network equipment
  • network cabling

Other government buyers

The following buyers can choose to use the Hardware Marketplace to purchase hardware products and services:

  • corporate Commonwealth entities
  • other Australian Government bodies
  • state and territory government agencies
  • any corporation controlled by the Australian Government or a state or territory government
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Benefits of using the Hardware Marketplace

Buying your hardware products and services is easier and more cost-effective as we provide:

  • savings as a result of bulk buying for the whole of government
  • shared hardware support services
  • a simpler process

This simpler process also makes it easier for sellers to do business with the Australian Government.

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Fees and charges

We charge a central administration fee (CAF) to use the Hardware Marketplace. This fee is 2% of the value of any purchases made over $25,000 and the fee is capped at $200,000.

We invoice the fee monthly in arrears.

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Policy information

The Hardware Marketplace initial term runs until June 2021 with extension options to 2026.

Government buyers who use the Hardware Marketplace must still comply with the following policies and processes:

The Hardware Marketplace is part of the Australian Government’s information and communications technology (ICT) coordinated procurement contracting framework initiatives

Standing offer number

The standing offer notice ID number for the Hardware Marketplace is SON 3541738.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions you can send an email to or call 02 6120 8705.