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National Quality Agenda IT System - Strategic Plan and Investment Roadmap - RFT-10037011

RFT ID RFT-10037011
RFT Type Request for Proposals
Published 20-Nov-2020
Closes 11-Dec-2020 5:00pm
Category (based on UNSPSC)
80101507 - Information technology consultation services
Agency Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority

Agency Address
Level 6, 175 Liverpool Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Contact Person
Gareth Parker
Phone: 0282404225

Tender Details

The National Quality Agenda IT System (NQA IT System) is a national database and online business tool, owned and operated by ACECQA on behalf of state and territory regulators and the Australian Government. It supports the secure and efficient administration of the regulatory scheme under the Education and Care Services National Law.

An independent review conducted for the Education Council in 2019 recommended that ACECQA develop a strategic plan and IT investment roadmap to identify and prioritise investment in the NQA IT system to ensure it is effectively supporting jurisdictions in undertaking regulatory activities.

Implementing this recommendation will necessitate the identification of longer-term priorities to ensure the NQA IT System remains fit for purpose for government, regulatory authority and education and care sector users into the future.

ACECQA seeks to engage an appropriately qualified consultant to undertake research and consultation and to develop a strategic plan and investment roadmap for the NQA ITS.

It will be the role of the successful tenderer to undertake work required to develop a strategic plan and investment roadmap. The plan and roadmap will have a line of sight of at least five years.



NSW Regions: South East Sydney

RFT Type

Request for Proposals - An invitation for expressions of interest / seeking preliminary proposals. In many cases these may be used as a basis for shortlisting tenderers, along with other criteria such as expertise and experience. Prospective tenderers are initially evaluated for their proposal against the relevant selection criteria. A number of those who best meet the criteria are invited to tender. For complex or some other types of procurement, where the product or service outcomes are highly dependent on the content of the proposals received from Tenderers, the outcome may be negotiated.

Related Web Site Address

Additional Details / Instructions

Name: Gareth Parker

Position: Senior Manager ICT


Telephone: (02) 8240 4225

Address for Lodgement

Email to:

Email subject line: NQA ITS Strategic Plan - RFT

Conditions for Participation

1 Disclaimer

ACECQA is not obliged to enter into any legally binding agreement with a respondent.

Nothing in this Request for Tender (RFT) creates or implies a legally binding agreement between ACECQA and the respondent.

ACECQA will not be liable for any acts or omissions of the respondent or costs or expenses incurred, as a result of the information provided by ACECQA in this RFT.

The respondent is deemed to have read and understood all relevant information associated with the RFT and warrants that their submission is complete and contains accurate information.

2 Privacy notice

Respondents should familiarise themselves with other policies relevant to this RFT including:

? ACECQA Privacy Policy

? ACECQA Freedom of Information Policy

These documents are available on ACECQA’s website

3 Conflict of interest

If a respondent is concerned about the existence of, or potential existence of, a conflict of interest, they should notify ACECQA immediately. ACECQA will then determine how the matter should best be handled.

4 Probity and ethical behaviour

Probity and ethical behaviour governs the conduct of all procurement activities at ACECQA. All staff with the authority to procure goods and services or otherwise involved in the procurement process must act ethically, with integrity, probity, and in line with the ACECQA Procurement Policy.

ACECQA requires the same standards from those with whom it deals.

Estimated Timeframe for Delivery

  • RFT closing date COB 11 December 2020
  • Successful tenderer notified by 8 January 2021
  • Contract commences & project briefing mid-end January 2021
  • Other milestones:-
  1. Delivery of draft Strategy and Investment Roadmap to ACECQA - March 2021
  2. Delivery of final Strategy and Investment Roadmap to ACECQA - April 2021

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