The Victorian Government today announced a new expanded eServices panel providing more opportunities for local ICT companies and greater competition in the provision of ICT services to government.
Companies on the eServices panel are eligible to bid for contracts to provide ICT services to Victorian Government departments and agencies.
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips said the panel now has an additional 180 suppliers across the 18 service categories, taking the total panel size to 368.
"It is the largest panel since its inception," Mr Rich-Phillips said.
"We understand the importance of improving this access as government can be an important market for our local ICT industry.
"This refresh is a win-win situation leading to greater choice, and competition and therefore greater value for money for the government, as well as more opportunities for our local industry," Mr Rich-Phillips said.
The initial term of the appointment is until 30 June 2014, with a possibility of two one year extensions.
Now the refresh is complete, an industry-government working party will advise the government on potential improvements for future eServices Panels.
Mr Rich-Phillips said the Coalition Government would continue to work with the ICT industry to ensure Victoria remains globally competitive.
Companies will be notified from Wednesday and more information about the eServices panel will be available at www.procurement.vic.gov.au