The Department of Finance and Deregulation is to launch a panel for Telecommunications Operational Management Services (TOMS).
In Finance documents the Federal Department said the Panel would establish a procurement arrangement that was flexible, efficient, and responsive to changing technology and agency business requirements.
The Commonwealth also expects the Panel could make savings on its TOMS purchases through standardisation, and which are fit for purpose and managed and supported throughout their life.
The Panel has been divided into two Service Groups – Multi-sourced integration and management and TOMS Applications.
The multi-sourced integration and management services covers a number of service categories including requirements analysis, design and specification of telecommunication services, and consolidated help desk support services.
Consolidated service level management; and consolidated telecommunications billing management are also included.
The TOMS Applications, focused on the provision of telecommunications and converged telecommunication/IT services, include VoIP, video, unified messaging and outbound messaging services.
The announcement is the latest in a multitude of Panels Finance has released in recent months as part of its whole-of-government procurement strategy.