Acquia, Catalyst IT Australia and Bliss Media are among the first suppliers to be named on the Federal Government’s newly established whole-of-government govCMS Drupal Services Panel.
The Government put the call out to the local industry in December last year in its bid to populate the proposed new whole-of-government Drupal services procurement panel for its GovCMS platform, issuing a request for tender.
According to a statement by the Australian Government Department of Finance CIO and CISO, John Sheridan, the panel was established so all government agencies can buy the Drupal services they need from a range of service providers, including small and medium enterprises.
The procurement arrangement can also be used by agencies to help them build, maintain and support other Drupal websites that are not hosted by govCMS.
Launched in 2015, the govCMS platform is a Drupal-based open source web content management system hosted on the public cloud and managed by the Department of Finance. It is maintained by Acquia, which operates the platform under contract with the Department.
There are two offerings available to agencies within govCMS, a fully managed software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, and a self-managed platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering that provides web hosting.
Unsurprisingly, Acquia is one of the 10 initial suppliers on the new procurement panel arrangement.
Below is the full list of the initial panelists:
- Bliss Media
- Catalyst IT Australia
- Adelphi Digital Consulting Group
- Cogent Business Solutions
- Digital Gardens
- Loud & Clear Creative
- Ice Media
- OPC IT