Buying cloud services

The Cloud Services Panel makes it easier for government agencies to use cloud services and for suppliers to work with government.

We have just opened the panel to new sellers. The details are available on AusTender and new sellers are expected to be added to the panel in early 2019.

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What is this panel?

The Cloud Services Panel is a panel of suppliers who provide the following:

  • software as a service

  • platform as a service

  • infrastructure as a service

  • specialist cloud services such as consulting

The term ‘as a service’ means that buyers do not buy the software, platform or infrastructure itself. Instead, buyers pay suppliers for the ability to use these products.

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Who this panel is for

All Australian Government agencies and state and territory government agencies can use the panel to buy cloud services.

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Using 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.

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Policy information

The Cloud Services Panel was set up as part of the Australian Government Cloud Computing Policy.

This policy has been replaced by the Secure Cloud Strategy. The strategy focuses on preparing agencies for using cloud technology and on supporting them as they start to use it.

Government buyers who use this panel must still comply with the following policies and processes:

Standing offer number

The standing offer notice ID number for this panel is SON2914302.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions you can send an email to ictprocurement@dta.gov.au or call 02 6120 8705.