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Victoria prepares to overhaul $170M telco procurement scheme



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The Victorian government is preparing to overhaul its telecommunications procurement scheme and establish a new tranche of contracts worth $170 million annually.

By February 2021, the government expects to merge its Telecommunications Purchasing and Management Strategy (TPAMS) and Victorian Office Telephony Services (VOTS) agreement into one enterprise-wide initiative.

The new whole-of-government scheme will serve as “purpose-built enterprise-wide technical solution for the future state” covering all of Victoria for up to three years.

According to a request for expressions of interest (EOI), the maturity and capability of telecommunications suppliers need to be market-tested ahead of going to tender for the new contract scheme.

Following on from the EOI, the government intends to appoint a supplier to design a purpose-built government network inter-connect to achieve site-to-site communication in a multi-carrier environment.

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