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Information and Communications Technology Provider Arrangement (ICTPA)
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The Department of Defence is releasing a Request for Tender to establish an Information Communication and Technology Provider Arrangement (ICTPA).
The ICTPA is a panel arrangement and covers the following ICT services:
a. Systems Integration: the development and deployment of systems, including services relating to the connection and aggregation of disparate subsystems, functionalities or software applications to form one coordinated and functional system used to facilitate the execution of information processing required during the execution of one or more of Defence’s business processes. Systems integration primarily varies from applications development in terms of scale, end-to-end scope and complexity;
b. Application Services: includes the development, maintenance, support and service management of applications; and
c. ICT Services: includes the provision of services for all the SFIA Categories. These services involve the engagement of specialist and niche providers as well as contractors or a group of contractors in a non-permanent position to deliver discrete ICT services to satisfy specific business or technical needs.
An industry briefing will be conducted at R1 Ground Floor Theatrette, Russell Offices, Russell Drive, Russell ACT commencing at 3:00PM (local time in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) on Tuesday 7 February 2017.
Representatives of prospective tenderers at the briefing will be limited to two personnel. Nominations to attend the briefing are to be forwarded in writing to the Contact Officer by 5:00PM (local time in the ACT) on Friday 3 February 2017.
Tenderers will be excluded from participating in this RFT process if they cannot meet the following Minimum Content and Format requirements:
1. The tender (including all attachments, annexes and supporting documentation) is to be written in English.
2. All measurements in a tender are to be expressed in Australian legal units of measurement unless otherwise specified.
3. Tenders are to include a PDF copy of the Tenderer’s Deed of Undertaking in substantially the form at Attachment B duly signed by the tenderer.
4. If a tenderer is tendering for the:
a. Systems Integration Service Tower or the Application Services Service Tower, the tenderer must submit a fully completed Rate Card for all SFIA Categories substantially in the form of Annex F1 and Annex F2 (if applicable); or
b. ICT Services Service Tower only, the tenderer must submit a fully completed Rate Card for each SFIA Sub-Category for which it is tendering, substantially in the form of Annex F1 and Annex F2 (if applicable).
Tenderers will be excluded from participating in this RFT process if they cannot meet the following Condition for Participation:
If a tenderer is tendering for:
a. the Application Services Service Tower; or
b. the Systems Integration Service Tower,
it must also submit a tender for the ICT Services Service Tower.
The proposed term of the ICTPA is five (5) years with a three (3) year extension option followed by a further two (2) year extension option.