[LINK] Web infrastructure for specific government projects

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Jun 5 08:44:22 EST 2009

The Department of Health and Ageing has issued a request for tender 
for Provision of infrastructure on which to host the Ageing Research 
Online (ARO) website 

What is curious about this is that the department is asking for 
separate web support for this project, not using any departmental or 
government resources. If the Australian Government had a well 
supported web site, there would appear no need to duplicate the 
facilities in each project of each agency. Even if this service is 
outsourced to the private sector, it would seem more efficient to 
have a contract set up for such services, rather than do them one at a time.

    Provision of infrastructure on which to host the Ageing Research 
Online (ARO) website
     ATM ID      342/0809
     Agency      Department of Health and Ageing
     Category    43200000 - Components for information technology or 
broadcasting or telecommunications
     Close Date & Time   29-Jun-2009 2:00 pm (ACT Local time)
     Show close time for other time zones
     Publish Date        2-Jun-2009 ...


The aim of the Website is to disseminate ageing research, and 
encourage the collaboration of researchers of ageing matters.
     Other Instructions  Parties interested in tendering must address 
the evaluation criteria in the format outlined in the Request For 
Tender document, available in the first instance by registering on 
the Department's internet site at www.health.gov.au/tenders

     Conditions for Participation

     The tenderer will be required to have the network and hardware 
infrastructure to support the Website. Hosting services will include: 
telephone support and comprehensive 24/7 on-site support for the 
hardware, network and operating system; daily back-ups of the 
Website; a high level of physical and network security; and regular 
security updates to the operating system. ...

Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd            ABN: 17 088 714 309
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617                      http://www.tomw.net.au/
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Australian National University  

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