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The deadline was Friday 25 May 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
- Opportunity ID
- Deadline for asking questions
- Friday 18 May 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
- Closing date for applications
- Friday 25 May 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
- Friday 11 May 2018
Write a summary of your brief The ATO is looking to engage a consultant/s to support and guide us through the transition to SAFe implementation across all levels of the framework [PPM, Portfolio, Program and team] as well as tailor the framework where appropriate to fit our environment.
What is the latest start date?
1st July 2018
How long is the contract? 12 months
Where can the work take place?
- Australian Capital Territory
Who will the specialist work for?
Australian Taxation Office
About the work
Why is the work being done? The ATO is changing the way we work to deliver the best possible experience with the tax and super systems for our clients, our staff and our partners. This work will support a whole of government experience for the Australian community. As a result we require ‘smarter and faster’ approaches to delivery which will complement and supplement our traditional approaches to meet community expectations.
As part of this change, we have adopted the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) as a tool to enable us to improve and streamline our delivery capability.
The ATO is looking to engage a consultant/s to support and guide us through the transition to SAFe implementation across all levels of the framework [PPM, Portfolio, Program and team] as well as tailor the framework where appropriate to fit our environment.
What's the key problem you need to solve? Continue the ATO's transition through Agile.
Describe the users and their needs Users will be internal staff through the EST Capability
What work has already been done?
Who will the work be done with? In partnership with ATO resources
Any additional relevant information? Below are a few highest priority activities this engagement will assist with:
1. Assist with maturing the implementation of the SAFe framework
2. Assist with implementing SAFe Reporting, Matrix and other templates tailored to the ATO environment.
3. Assist/Guide with establishing and running various Community of Practice forums,
4. Assist with the taxonomy across the organisation where SAFe implementation is feasible
5. Assist with Full Value Stream Assessments to eliminate wastage along with providing written reports of the findings where applicable.
In addition, the wider EST may require the services of additional Agile coaches to assist with their transition and set up of Agile methodology and principles within identified business/focus area’s.
Accredition in SAFe, Training and Coaching would be favourable.
What phase is the work in?
Where will the work take place? Australian Taxation Office: Canberra and Melbourne (primary locations)
Canberra: Genge Street Canberra City
Melbourne: 747 Collins Street Docklands
Additional ATO sites may be included as required
What are the working arrangements? The vendor will work with ATO resources to establish a delivery timeline, and appropriate working arrangements to deliver project outcomes including:
- working from the ATO National Office (Canberra);
- capacity to remotely attend some meetings;
- working collaboratively with ATO staff to jointly deliver project outcomes;
- providing weekly status reports where required;
- providing mentoring and guidance to ATO staff
Is security clearance required? The ATO requires, as a minimum, that all personnel working on this engagement must have a Pre-Engagement Integrity Check (PEIC)
Additional terms and conditions
Skills and experience
Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate sellers’ technical competence.
Essential skills and experience
Please respond to the Statement of Requirement that will be emailed to you
Nice-to-have skills and experience
How sellers will be evaluated
How many shortlisted sellers will you evaluate?
Please respond to the emailed Statement of Requirement.
Cultural fit criteria
Capped time and materials
- Written proposal
|Seller question||Buyer answer|
|1. One of the sellers you invited for the above brief has not received the statement of requirements that you were going to email to the selected sellers.||There is no additional statement of requirement to be emailed. The brief contains all relevant requirements and details.|
|2. Hi guys, In the skills and experience section it states "Please respond to the Statement of Requirement that will be emailed to you". This is also repeated in the response template. As an invited seller, when can we expect to receive the SOR so we can respond to this opportunity? Thanks!||There will not be additional Statement of Requirement to be emailed. All relevant information has been published within this brief.|
|3. The 150 word limit is not suitable to give a comprehensive response to the RFQ, is there an alternative to upload/send our proposal and/or CV's?||Please provide a response through the DTA portal to be compliant, however for additional information such as proposals and/or CV's these can be emailed to: Mackenzie.Crowe@ato.gov.au|