Sunday, August 15, 2010
Australian Information Commissioner not using ICT for ICT Tender
The Australian Human Rights Commission has issued a Request for Tender for a network and ICT infrastructure to support the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC, AHRC1260810 12 August 2010). Curiously, despite the RFT being issued using the government's sophisticated AusTender online tendering system, no electronic documentation for the tender has been provided and electronic responses are not being accepted. Companies must physically deliver their tender document to Sydney. This is a relatively small government tender, of up to $2,000,000.00, as a result the cost of the tender handling process for all those concerned is likely to cost a significant proportion of the tender value.