DTA timeline for marketplace refreshes

14 May 2020

In response to disruptions caused by COVID-19 restrictions, we’ve deferred some approaches to market for our digital sourcing arrangements.

We have been closely monitoring the impact on industry to consider the best time to recommence sourcing activities. With disruptions easing in our respective marketplaces, we will recommence progressively over the coming months, starting in late May 2020.

In approaching the market, we are aware of the significant impact caused by COVID-19 on businesses of all sizes, especially in light of social distancing requirements and difficult economic conditions.  

We want to make sure suppliers continue to have the opportunity to provide government agencies with access to technologies and solutions. To do this, we are working to a timeline that will establish and/or refresh our ICT sourcing arrangements without further delay.

Our approaches to market will align with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) and address key COVID-19 based procurement considerations. We will time our approaches to market appropriately to allow potential suppliers to respond effectively and provide increased support during their responses.

Interested parties should note our proposed timeline:

ATM Activity Expected Release Date Expected Closing Date
New Cloud Marketplace (CMP 2.0) – establishment Late May 2020 June 2020
Hardware Marketplace “annual open to new sellers” refresh – covering End User Compute (Cat 4), Enterprise Computing (Cat 5), Smart Devices (Cat 6 – new category) and Audio Visual (Cat 7 – new category) June/July 2020 July/August 2020
Software Marketplace “annual open to new sellers” refresh July/August 2020 August/September 2020
Hardware Marketplace “annual open to new sellers” refresh – covering Storage (Cat 1), Network Equipment (Cat 2) and Cabling (Cat 3) November 2020 December 2020

More Information

We will communicate any changes to the above timeline as possible through AusTender and the DTA website. For more information, please contact us at ICTprocurement@dta.gov.au.

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