Buying telecommunications services
The Telecommunications Services Panel makes it easier for government agencies to buy wide area network and internet services.
What is this panel?
The Telecommunications Services Panel is a panel of suppliers who provide wide area network (WAN) and internet services.Back to top
Who this panel is for
Non-corporate Commonwealth entities must use this panel when they’re buying:
- managed WAN services (terrestrial)
- transport data link services (terrestrial)
- internet connection services
They can also choose to use this panel when they’re buying:
- managed WAN services (satellite)
- transport data link services (satellite)
Other agencies can also choose to use this panel when they’re buying any of the above services.
These agencies are:
- corporate Commonwealth entities
- other Australian Government bodies
- state and territory government agencies
Members of this panel include:
- Macquarie Telecom
- Nextgen Networks
- Optus Networks
- Sliced Tech
- Telstra Corporation
- TPG Network
- Verizon Australia
Using this panel
Get in touch with us as soon as possible before using this panel.
If you have existing Internet Based Network Connection Services (IBNCS) contracts, get in touch with us at least 12 months before your contract expires.
This is to allow enough time to plan and set up a contract with a member of the new Telecommunications Services Panel, which replaces the IBNCS Panel.
How to use this panel
To use this panel you’ll need to register on the ICT Procurement Portal.
The portal is an online catalogue that connects government buyers with panel suppliers.
You’ll find further instructions on how to use the panel after you’ve registered on the portal.Back to top
This panel was set up in November 2016. It replaces the IBNCS Panel.
No new contracts can be formed under the IBNCS Panel. However, this does not affect IBNCS contracts already in place.
Government buyers who use this panel must still comply with the following policies and processes:
- Commonwealth Procurement Rules
- the PGPA Act 2013
- the PGPA Rule 2014
- their organisation’s accountable authority instructions
Standing offer number
The standing offer notice ID number for this panel is SON 3386916.Back to top