Network categories added to Hardware Marketplace
The federal government's Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has added two categories of network equipment to the new Hardware Marketplace procurement portal.
The marketplace has been expanded to cover networking equipment — including wireless routers, network switches and firewalls — as well as network cabling services. There are 45 suppliers listed under the two categories.
It will be further expanded in mid-2019 to include an end-user devices and enterprise computing category, which will encompass laptops, desktops and monitors. The DTA will launch a request for tender for the new category through AusTender in the next few weeks.
The DTA initiated a consultation process for adding the end-user devices and enterprise computing category in December.
The next categories to be released for feedback for adding to the portal will cover tablets, audio visual, mobile phones and mobile carriage services. The DTA aims to release draft requirements for the new categories in late February.
Hardware Marketplace launched in September last year for use by federal government agencies. The marketplace originally launched with a single category available — enterprise storage — and an initial 36 suppliers.
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