Subscribe online for mybusiness
My Business contains fresh,
easy-to-read articles, money-making
tips and expert advice.
Sign up for our E Newsletter
Our free, weekly newsletter brings you the best of this site, plus giveaways and other fun. Sign-up now and receive every digital edition in 2014 of My Business FOR FREE!
NSW procurement reform to boost ICT industry
All NSW Government agencies are now required to use the Procure IT framework, which will provide a model for joint government and industry engagement. The framework was developed in close consultation with the ICT industry, and Pearce says it will energise the sector by cutting red tape and reducing legal costs.
“Under Procure IT, ownership of the intellectual property will remain with the supplier – this will provide businesses with a greater opportunity to commercialise their products and grow their business,” Pearce explains. “It provides an incentive for companies to develop new ideas and commercialise their goods and services they supply to the Government.”
The requirement to use the Procure IT framework comes from the NSW Procurement Board and extends to all Government agencies.
“Australia’s information and communications technology sector will benefit from the mandatory use by the NSW Government of standard procurement contracts,” Pearce says.
“The Government is committed to working with industry to make the experience of doing business easier, simpler and more cost-effective.”
Follow @mybusinessau on Twitter for breaking stories throughout the day.
Register now to receive the FREE weekly My Business Headlines e-newsletter, which every Tuesday morning delivers all the latest news for SMEs straight to your inbox. Find out why you should join the SME Association of Australia now.
Government news for business
To get on top of the threat, click here to access a Symantec.cloud White Paper and discover:
- The top 6 security trends SMBs need to protect yourselves against
- A Security Essentials checklist - the essential security controls required to cover these threats
- How Cloud Security services can offer significant benefits in security your business
Most popular stories
- Interview: Ruslan Kogan on social media, entrepreneurship and how startups can succeed
- 2014 My Business Awards: How to Enter
- My Business iPad and iPhone app now has four issues free!
- Announcement: Finalists in the 2011 ActionCOACH My Business Awards
- Facebook launches Small Business Accelerator Program