ICT procurement reform

The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) is working to transform ICT procurement.

To do this we’re taking an agile approach by trialling and testing solutions to drive continuous improvement.

The areas of reform include:

  • platform reform — through the development of the buy.nsw procurement platform
  • contract reform — through the development of the Core& ICT Agreement

Our goal is to deliver end-to-end commercial lifecycle management that optimises how NSW Government buys and uses technology.


Platform reform — buy.nsw

As part of the ICT procurement reform program, DFSI launched buy.nsw on 31 May 2018.

buy.nsw is a new platform that is simplifying procurement in NSW, starting with cloud. As an agile program, more features and ICT and non-ICT pathways will be added over time to meet the needs of our buyers and sellers.

To view the platform, or register to become a buyer or seller, visit buy.nsw.gov.au.


Contract reform — Introducing the Core & ICT Agreement

DFSI have developed a draft ICT Agreement to replace the existing short form ICT contract for low risk ICT procurement.

The draft ICT Agreement was released for public consultation on 21 December 2017 and includes:

For more details, please read the discussion paper (PDF, 583KB).

Feedback closed on 25 January 2018. We're currently reviewing feedback to develop the next iteration of the ICT Agreement.


Find out more

If you have any questions or wish to give feedback about buy.nsw or the Core& ICT Agreement, please contact ictprocurementreform@finance.nsw.gov.au.