Government 
Procurement – Let's 
Shake It Up A Little
Meet The Average Australian ICT 
           Business
●   Average Australian
    ICT business is either
    Micro or Small ...
Australian ICT Meets Government 
               Work
●   For most ICT businesses, this is how
    Government Procurement a...
Not Invented Here
●   Bias towards tech and providers from outside
●   Local ICT view the only valid path is overseas
●   ...
The Emperors New Procurement
●   Make the process as open as possible
●   Release as much information about the tender
   ...
Niche Job Market Place
●   Micro to Small ICT businesses stay away from
    Government work
●   Tendering process viewed a...
It's Open Standards People
●   Make Open Standards support a standard
    Tender requirement
●   Open Standards encourages...
The G Prize
●   Tender Process isn't the only way to do it
●   Why not launch a competition?
    ●   Competitions allow th...
Apps For America
●   Annual competition run by Sunlight labs
●   Aim to create new apps for the Gov2.0 sphere
●   This yea...
GovSource
●   Setup a repository of Government owned and
    developed software
●   Release said software (as much as poss...
Culture Change
●   Australian Business and Government Culture
    needs to change
●   ICT innovation can and is being done...
Final Thoughts
●   Stop thinking of Australia as an incubator only
●   Where all things are equal procure locally
●   Aust...
Collaborynth

                                Mobile: +61 406 576 553

                                Email: james@collab...
Collaborynth

              Mobile: +61 406 576 553

              Email: james@collaborynth.com.au

              Skype: ...
Collaborynth

              Mobile: +61 406 576 553

              Email: james@collaborynth.com.au

              Skype: ...
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Government Procurement - Let's Shake It Up A Bit

  1. 1. Government  Procurement – Let's  Shake It Up A Little
  2. 2. Meet The Average Australian ICT  Business ● Average Australian ICT business is either Micro or Small (less than 20 employees) ● Delivers world class services and products ● Is constantly seeking growth and developing new products Government Procurement – Lets shake it up a little
  3. 3. Australian ICT Meets Government  Work ● For most ICT businesses, this is how Government Procurement appears Government Procurement – Lets shake it up a little
  4. 4. Not Invented Here ● Bias towards tech and providers from outside ● Local ICT view the only valid path is overseas ● We lose opportunity and talent ● The perceived view is of Australia as an incubator but not as a mature market source Government Procurement – Lets shake it up a little
  5. 5. The Emperors New Procurement ● Make the process as open as possible ● Release as much information about the tender as possible ● Strip out the commercial in confidence information and release tenders Government Procurement – Lets shake it up a little
  6. 6. Niche Job Market Place ● Micro to Small ICT businesses stay away from Government work ● Tendering process viewed as cumbersome and geared towards bigger providers ● Not every job requires a multi-national ● For jobs under $50,000 list them via Niche Job Market Place ● Use completely transparent tendering rules Government Procurement – Lets shake it up a little
  7. 7. It's Open Standards People ● Make Open Standards support a standard Tender requirement ● Open Standards encourages the development o f the local industry ● Open Standards allows for more cost effective software management via easier transitions ● Encourage development within Government Agencies and Departments Government Procurement – Lets shake it up a little
  8. 8. The G Prize ● Tender Process isn't the only way to do it ● Why not launch a competition? ● Competitions allow the developers more freedom to explore and innovate ● Government ends up with a new tool for their work ● Developer gains kudos and recognition as well as prize Government Procurement – Lets shake it up a little
  9. 9. Apps For America ● Annual competition run by Sunlight labs ● Aim to create new apps for the Gov2.0 sphere ● This year is partnering with Data.gov ● http://sunlightlabs.com/contests/appsforamerica2/ Government Procurement – Lets shake it up a little
  10. 10. GovSource ● Setup a repository of Government owned and developed software ● Release said software (as much as possible) under an Open Source License ● Benefits: ● Possible outside contributions to better software ● Pool of potential support and development grows Government Procurement – Lets shake it up a little
  11. 11. Culture Change ● Australian Business and Government Culture needs to change ● ICT innovation can and is being done in Australia – Up to a point, then we're forced OS ● We need to get better at retaining the brains and the businesses ● Silicon Valley is nice and all but I'd prefer Silicon Beach Government Procurement – Lets shake it up a little
  12. 12. Final Thoughts ● Stop thinking of Australia as an incubator only ● Where all things are equal procure locally ● Australian ICT scene is truly world class, we're doing some very very cool stuff, take advantage of it before someone else does ● Cliché time: Think outside the box, break out of the tender framework and try something new Government Procurement – Lets shake it up a little
  13. 13. Collaborynth Mobile: +61 406 576 553 Email: james@collaborynth.com.au Skype: purserj1977 Gtalk: jamesrpurser@gmail.com Twitter: @purserj Government Procurement – Lets shake it up a little
  14. 14. Collaborynth Mobile: +61 406 576 553 Email: james@collaborynth.com.au Skype: purserj1977 Gtalk: jamesrpurser@gmail.com OOOG – Open Source, Open Standards, Open Government
  15. 15. Collaborynth Mobile: +61 406 576 553 Email: james@collaborynth.com.au Skype: purserj1977 Gtalk: jamesrpurser@gmail.com OOOG – Open Source, Open Standards, Open Government

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