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Procure IT v3.2 on the way

3 July 2017

As I mentioned in my earlier blog post, on 26 November 2015 it was announced in the NSW government’s Digital+2016 strategy paper that a new version of Procure IT was anticipated for release ‘in the first quarter of 2016’.

It has now been announced that Procure IT version 3.1 will be retired on 31 August 2017, to be replaced by version 3.2 on and from 1 September 2017. The changes made reflect issues raised by both NSW government agencies and industry, as well as addressing legislative changes and minor drafting issues.

Put briefly, Procure IT is the mandated form of contract under the ICT Services Scheme, the use of which is mandatory for NSW government agencies but discretionary for ‘eligible customers’ in NSW. Those entities may use the ICT Services Scheme to purchase goods and services from the ICT Services Catalogue.

The key changes in version 3.2 have been helpfully summarised on the procurement point website. One of the more interesting amendments is that the parties will now have greater flexibility in agreeing alternative escrow arrangements.

Author:   
Will Shiel Will Shiel 
Senior Associate
61 2 9291 6188
will.shiel@maddocks.com.au

3 July 2017

As I mentioned in my earlier blog post, on 26 November 2015 it was announced in the NSW government’s Digital+2016 strategy paper that a new version of Procure IT was anticipated for release ‘in the first quarter of 2016’.

It has now been announced that Procure IT version 3.1 will be retired on 31 August 2017, to be replaced by version 3.2 on and from 1 September 2017. The changes made reflect issues raised by both NSW government agencies and industry, as well as addressing legislative changes and minor drafting issues.

Put briefly, Procure IT is the mandated form of contract under the ICT Services Scheme, the use of which is mandatory for NSW government agencies but discretionary for ‘eligible customers’ in NSW. Those entities may use the ICT Services Scheme to purchase goods and services from the ICT Services Catalogue.

The key changes in version 3.2 have been helpfully summarised on the procurement point website. One of the more interesting amendments is that the parties will now have greater flexibility in agreeing alternative escrow arrangements.

Author:   
Will Shiel Will Shiel 
Senior Associate
61 2 9291 6188
will.shiel@maddocks.com.au