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VicConnect for Victorian Local Government Version 1.0 11 August, 2014.

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1 VicConnect for Victorian Local Government Version 1.0 11 August, 2014

2 What is VicConnect ► The strategic aim is to enable transformation of Government ICT by offering a step-change that increases technical capability, including ubiquitous, secure and more cost effective connectivity. ► VicConnect can be described as a private government ICT network, sourced from the market, that will facilitate access to best value, powerful technologies sourced locally or globally. ► The combination of VicConnect’s secure private network and the ICT market place provides a platform for productivity improvement, cost reduction in key ICT services and improvements in service delivery. 3 3

3 VicConnect is aligned to Principles from the Government’s ICT Strategy Victorian Government ICT Strategy Overview VicConnect Focus 2 2

4 ► Activities supporting the initiative include: establishing the VicConnect Platform starting with the engagement of a VicConnect Manager; reviewing and revising the procurement and contractual arrangements supporting the Government’s legacy Telecommunications Purchasing and Management Strategy (TPAMS); implementing and supporting the Government’s Cloud Services Framework; and enabling and facilitating the rapid introduction of cloud-based ICT services to Government. So what's involved in the VicConnect Initiative 7 7

5 VicConnect Services VicConnect Initiative Services Supported by the VicConnect Platform, the VicConnect Initiative will offer two categories of services - telecommunications and cloud services to departments and agencies. Cloud Services Telecommunications Services Carriage Services Mobility, Device Management WiFI Telephony services Other telco services which support productivity and/or service delivery improvements VicConnect Platform 11

6 What is the VicConnect Platform ► The VicConnect Platform, operated on behalf of Government by the VicConnect Manager, will provide the physical connectivity needed by agencies to consume ICT services and will enable greater contestability among telecommunications and other ICT service providers. ► Suppliers will be able to connect to the VicConnect Platform if they meet the Government’s security, interoperability, and other requirements, to be known collectively as ‘VicConnect Conditions of Connection’. 8 8

7 What will the VicConnect Manager do ► The VicConnect Manager will design, implement and manage the VicConnect Platform. ► The VicConnect Manager will be accountable to Government for delivering a VicConnect Platform that: meets all relevant and agreed technical, security, resiliency, capacity and capability and other requirements; is high performing, meeting or exceeding the Government’s requirements, and is scalable over time; is open and standards-compliant; is cost effective; and enables seamless integration of multiple service 9 9

8 Timing ► Release an RFP to the Market for the VicConnect Manager late this year. ► Initially transition of services early 2015 ► Commence implementation of new capabilities mid 2015

9 For Local Government ► New commercial arrangements should allow access to local government similar to the current TPAMS arrangements

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