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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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Maddocks appointed to Commonwealth Government legal services panel August 19, 2019

Monday 19 August 2019 The strong growth of Maddocks in Canberra has been given a further boost by the firm’s appointment to the new Commonwealth Legal Services Panel. The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department announced the successful … Continued

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Can you avoid an arbitration agreement for ‘convenience? August 22, 2019

Disputes arising from construction and infrastructure projects typically involve multiple contractual relationships, often triggering separate disputes between principal and head contractor, principal and superintendent and head contractor and subcontractor (amongst others). While the most efficient … Continued

Acting on whole-of-government IT procurements

We have recently worked on two major Commonwealth whole-of-government IT procurement matters.

In the first, we advised the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on the Commonwealth Government’s whole-of-government agreement with IBM for a range of hardware, software, cloud solutions and other services.

The agreement, signed on 28 June 2018, is worth an estimated $1 billion and harnesses the bulk-buying power of the entire Government to secure the best possible prices for all departments and agencies, regardless of their size and how much they spend, and will deliver savings and benefits over the next five years.

The Maddocks Canberra team assisted the DTA (and Department of Finance) with negotiating the legal terms of the whole-of-government agreement with IBM. The team also advised DTA and a number of other departments and agencies on their individual contracts placed under the agreement, who will now enjoy the same ongoing benefits.

Our team was led by partner Caroline Atkins, with lawyers Belinda Chapman and Bridget Sullivan.

In the second matter, we advised the Commonwealth Department of Finance on its whole-of-government procurement of a new provider for its content management system GovCMS.

Under the new agreement, Australian company Salsa Digital will replace Acquia as the GovCMS provider for the next three years.

GovCMS provides a platform for web channels across the Commonwealth Government, and is also available for state and local government agencies. At present, GovCMS hosts 223 sites across 77 agencies.

The team on this matter was also led by partner Caroline Atkins and included senior associate Janet Courtis, lawyer Sam Haddon and graduate lawyer Amy Chase.

We have recently worked on two major Commonwealth whole-of-government IT procurement matters.

In the first, we advised the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on the Commonwealth Government’s whole-of-government agreement with IBM for a range of hardware, software, cloud solutions and other services.

The agreement, signed on 28 June 2018, is worth an estimated $1 billion and harnesses the bulk-buying power of the entire Government to secure the best possible prices for all departments and agencies, regardless of their size and how much they spend, and will deliver savings and benefits over the next five years.

The Maddocks Canberra team assisted the DTA (and Department of Finance) with negotiating the legal terms of the whole-of-government agreement with IBM. The team also advised DTA and a number of other departments and agencies on their individual contracts placed under the agreement, who will now enjoy the same ongoing benefits.

Our team was led by partner Caroline Atkins, with lawyers Belinda Chapman and Bridget Sullivan.

In the second matter, we advised the Commonwealth Department of Finance on its whole-of-government procurement of a new provider for its content management system GovCMS.

Under the new agreement, Australian company Salsa Digital will replace Acquia as the GovCMS provider for the next three years.

GovCMS provides a platform for web channels across the Commonwealth Government, and is also available for state and local government agencies. At present, GovCMS hosts 223 sites across 77 agencies.

The team on this matter was also led by partner Caroline Atkins and included senior associate Janet Courtis, lawyer Sam Haddon and graduate lawyer Amy Chase.