ATO looks to ‘modernise’ IT outsourcing portfolio

By Melissa Coade

Wednesday May 5, 2021

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The ATO wants at least one or two service providers for a range of IT managed services under a strategic sourcing program. (Image: Adobe/ agnormark)

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is looking to discuss with the market a strategic approach that will inform bundle structure, scope, commercials, pricing approaches and procurement strategy for its IT ecosystem.

The ATO will be issuing requests for information (RFI) in June for at least one or two service providers for a range of IT managed services under a strategic sourcing program. 

This round of contacts will seek to procure services for three managed services: for centralised computing, end user technology and an enterprise service management centre.

“Our aim is to provide greater opportunities for competition, delivering better value for money for the Australian community,” ATO chief information officer Ramez Katf said.

In a statement released Tuesday, the ATO said market approach will also focus on what the ATO’s IT ecosystem will look like from 2023.  

Mr Katf added that the tax office plans to modernise its IT outsourcing portfolio by developing ‘market-aligned and more flexible bundles’, and in line with ‘whole of government agenda’.

“This is a reshape of how we get these services into the organisation. The technology ecosystem continues to evolve, and our outsourcing model needs to adapt and become future ready,” he said.


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