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New suppliers jump on board Govt's cloud services panel

New suppliers jump on board Govt's cloud services panel

Cirrus Networks, Net Communications, and SecureWorx are among the new inductees

Australian Government chief technology officer, John Sheridan.

Australian Government chief technology officer, John Sheridan.

Cirrus Networks, Net Communications, and SecureWorx have been named as just a few of the latest inductees to the Federal Government’s cloud services procurement panel.

Australian Government CTO, John Sheridan, announced the new list of 12 additional suppliers to the whole-of-government procurement panel arrangement on 2 February.

The new providers join more than 100 other providers that have already been granted a presence on the panel, including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Dell Australia.

The latest additions to the panel come just days after Sheridan announced 20 new panellists on 25 January, including Nextgen Connect, Vault Systems, and Diaxiom.

Altogether, the Government’s cloud services panel now claims 140 suppliers, with Avanade Australia, CA Technologies, Bulletproof, Cisco Systems Australia, Data#3, iiNet, IBM Australia, and Logicalis Australia included on the list.

Sheridan said that all new panellists will soon be submitting services for inclusion on the Cloud Services Panel Service Catalogue, with these services to be made available for agencies to procure via the government’s ICT Procurement Portal.

Below is a list of the latest set of suppliers to have been added to the whole-of-government cloud services panel:

  • at3am IT Pty Ltd
  • Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communication Pty Ltd
  • Cirrus Networks Pty Ltd
  • Commerce Decisions Pty Ltd
  • FinXL Professional Services Pty Ltd
  • foundU Holdings Pty Ltd
  • Net Communications Pty Ltd
  • Secure Collaboration Pty Ltd
  • Strategic Reform Pty Ltd
  • Token One Pty Ltd
  • Independent Voice for Customer, Citizen and Employee Experience Insights for CX360 Pulses (Xavier Winston Building Trust)
  • SecureWorx Pty Ltd

Department of Finance established a whole-of-government Cloud Services Panel in January 2015, with the aim of offering agencies a “scalable and flexible cloud services via industry offerings and do so in a way that reduces the burden on industry,” according to Sheridan.

The initial term of the procurement arrangement expires on 31 March 2017 with options to extend for another four years. The panel represents a non-mandatory procurement avenue for government entities.

The panel covers a range of service models, which includes Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Specialist Cloud Services (SCS).

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