Government secures major agreement with global software supplier
16 August 2016
The Department of Internal Affairs has secured a pan-government agreement with Oracle – the second largest global ICT supplier to New Zealand’s government agencies.
The Acting Government Technology Officer Russell Cooke is pleased to achieve this milestone, which cements an 18-month commitment from many agencies across government and shows the strength of agencies working collaboratively.
“This is a significant milestone for New Zealand’s public sector that will generate substantial savings and benefits for all government agencies.”
The agreement is projected to generate significant savings across the public sector over its initial three-year term, as well as time and resources through a simplified procurement process.
“We have established the New Zealand Government as a single customer, which has given us a number of direct benefits including the scale to negotiate more favourable and flexible terms, particularly around costs and minimum commitments. This approach has enabled us to negotiate substantial savings and benefits tailored to government needs and requirements.”
The agreement places the New Zealand Government in Oracle’s top 200 global customers, providing direct access to its strategic decision makers. The Department of Internal Affairs, the lead agency for the agreement, will provide a representative to liaise with Oracle and attend global forums on behalf of New Zealand’s government sector.
“This is an exciting and important position for New Zealand that demonstrates the collaboration and collective strength that agency chief executives aspired to when we developed the Government ICT Strategy. Our vision is to create a single, coherent government ICT system that enables a radical transformation of public services. Our agreement with Oracle is another big step towards achieving this goal.”