NSW Government Cloud Services Policy and Guidelines – NSW DFS August 2013

The NSW Government ICT Strategy recognises that a strategic approach to the use of cloud services will provide opportunities to achieve better value ICT investment and improve service capability. Government’s shift to a service orientation will take advantage of the increasing commoditisation of ICT and the rapidly developing cloud computing industry. Public sector ICT investment […]

NSW Government Industry Action Plan Response – NSW T&I Dec 2012

The Government announced its intention to develop action plans for key sectors of the economy in September 2011. The initial sectors of focus are digital economy, international education and research, manufacturing, and professional services. The plans were developed by industry led Taskforces, and are informed by comprehensive consultations with businesses, industry peak bodies and communities […]

Draft Digital Economy Action Plans – NSW Government June 2012

Industry Action Plans are an important element of NSW 2021, the Government’s 10 year strategic plan. The decade to 2021 will present both opportunities and challenges for our cities, towns, businesses and communities. For example, our position in an increasingly connected global economy, with fluid markets and consumer demand, advances in new technology, and a […]

NSW Government ICT Strategy May 2012

NSW Government ICT Strategy – May 2012

The NSW Government is putting the citizen at the centre of decision making and transforming the way it provides services. NSW residents are tech savvy and they expect their Government to move with the times, providing the services they need in the ways they need them. Whether it is through one stop shops or whole […]

Corruption Risks - Recommendations to NSW Government - ICAC June 2011

Corruption Risks – Recommendations to NSW Government – ICAC June 2011

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has identified procurement as a major risk area for corruption in the NSW public sector. Each year, approximately 12% of complaints received by the ICAC include allegations of corruption in NSW government procurement and approximately 30% of our public inquiries make findings of corrupt conduct related to NSW government […]

Suppliers Perception of Corruption – ICAC June 2011

About two-fifths of suppliers to NSW state and local government perceive corruption in public sector procurement to be a moderate problem or worse. Such perceptions may lead to suppliers pricing corruption into their bids or not bidding at all, and almost one-third of suppliers indicated that they had declined to bid on a government contract […]

NSW Run With This Election Priorities - AiGroup February 2011

NSW Run With This Election Priorities – AiGroup February 2011

This election presents NSW with the chance for a fresh start and the opportunity for the next Government to address the state’s chronic underperformance. NSW has recorded an average annual growth rate in Gross State Product (GSP) of just 1.8% (since 2001). This is around half the level of growth experienced across the rest of […]

Corruption Risks in NSW Public Sector Procurement Consultation Paper ICAC July 2010

Corruption Risks in NSW Public Sector Procurement Consultation Paper – ICAC July 2010

Procurement is a major risk area for corruption in the NSW public sector. Its impact can include financial loss, reputational costs, a negative impact on safety, and poor quality goods, services and infrastructure. Recent ICAC investigations into the NSW Fire Brigades, Housing NSW, Roads and Traffic Authority, RailCorp, and TransGrid exposed the costs of procurement-related […]

NSW Government Procurement: Local Jobs First Plan – June 2009

The NSW Government’s Procurement Policy recognises that value for money is about broader economic benefit and not just the lowest price. The NSW Government acknowledges the substantial economic benefits which flow from buying Australian or New Zealand (ANZ) goods and services and maximising opportunities for local service providers to compete for Government business on the […]