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DEPARTMENTSDepartment of Finance
Economies of scale through service-wide shared services is a dream that has always been just out of reach. The APS wants a solid plan for rapid corporate services consolidation ready to go in six months.
How can the Australian Public Service live the shared services dream?
The Department of Finance has asked bureaucrats from other governments in Australia and overseas, and it now wants to see what innovative answers the private sector has to reduce the $3.5-$4 billion a year the APS spends on corporate services.
To that end, the department has produced a discussion paper and posted it on the AusTender procurement hub. Whoever responds is asked to “be innovative” with their responses to the discussion questions, and not to send generic marketing material.
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Stephen Easton is a journalist at The Mandarin based in Canberra. He's previously reported for Canberra CityNews and worked on industry titles for The Intermedia Group.
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