The Digital Marketplace complies with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) and is underpinned by the Digital Marketplace Panel (SON3413842). This has been established through an open tender process.
All sellers who respond to a buyer opportunity are part of this panel, established through an open approach to market by the Digital Transformation Agency. The terms and conditions, like other government tenders, are publicly available on AusTender.
The Marketplace has been designed to make it easier for buyers to manage their digital sourcing needs consistent with the CPRs. Buyers are still responsible for compliance with these rules and/or any all other applicable laws, regulations, policy or instructions that apply in your organisation.
The DTA has done an initial value for money assessment of sellers based on SFIA Framework level 5. It provides guidance to the market in relation to the skill level and level of responsibility required within a role.
The DTA strongly encourages buyers to seek quotes from multiple sellers, or open to all sellers, for individual procurements. See here for more information in assessing value for money.
Local, state and territory government buyers are also welcome to use the Digital Marketplace. However, you should ensure they comply with any additional procurement rules that apply in their state or territory.
Contracts awarded through the Digital Marketplace should be reported on AusTender against the Digital Marketplace Panel (SON3413842).