NSW ProcureIT revamp gets release date

NSW ProcureIT revamp gets release date

Summary: The New South Wales State Government has today flagged 1 June as the official release date of its updated IT procurement framework, ProcureIT, after an extensive overhaul and input from the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) late last year.

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The New South Wales State Government has today flagged 1 June as the official release date of its updated IT procurement framework, ProcureIT, after an extensive overhaul and input from the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) late last year.

Kristina Keneally

Kristina Keneally speaks at an AIIA event (Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

Version three of ProcureIT is set to beef up intellectual property ownership rules, reduce costs and speed up the contract process, according to Dr Kerry Schott of the NSW State Contracts and Control Board.

"It will help promote ICT investment in NSW while significantly reducing the cost of legal negotiations on every ICT contract, [meaning] less money spent on lawyers, by both government and industry," Schott said in a statement today.

The AIIA's CEO Ian Birks welcomed the new procurement framework, adding that he is pleased with the level of consultation between the state government and the industry.

"Both government and the ICT sector stand to reap the rewards of a more efficient system that delivers better results," he said.

Topics: Government, Government AU, Tech Industry

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