Procurement Activity Plan

The Procurement team at Cenitex manages all buying activity in alignment with its capability profile, through the assessment of complexity across procurement categories and sub-categories.

To get the best value for money for ourselves and our customers, Cenitex leverages economies of scale, as well as a strategic governance framework that includes category plans, supplier management plans, annual budget allocations and Cenitex business and strategic plans.

Cenitex’s annual Procurement Activity Plan is prepared as per the Victorian Government Purchasing Board’s policy framework to aid and inform our suppliers. By helping suppliers prepare for forward demand, they can participate in market engagements more effectively, resulting in healthy, competitive markets that contribute to delivering value for money.


This table represents Cenitex’s Procurement Activity Plan for the period 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The plan will be reviewed annually and updated as required.

Supplier market opportunities 
The following procurement activity is presented according to identified forecasting of Cenitex’s sourcing requirements. 

No Procurement name and description Estimated contract duration Market approach Estimated market approach Nature of expenditure
1 O365 information architecture 2 years SPC (selective) Quarter 2/3 Goods / Services
2 Virtual desktop service redesign 2 years SPC (selective) Quarter 2/3 Goods / Services
3 Customer self service & catalogue digitisation 1 year RFQ (selective) Quarter 2/3 Goods / Services
4 Platform uplift 2 years SPC (selective) Quarter 2/3 Goods / Services
5 Secure email gateway service 1-3 years SPC (selective) Quarter 3 Goods / Services
6 Computer Telephone Integration (CTI) 2-3 years SPC (selective) Quarter 3 Goods / Services
7 Security upgrades 2 years SPC (selective) Quarter 3 Goods
8 Enterprise project management 2-3 years SPC (selective) Quarter 3 Goods / Services
9 Cloud access security broker 2-3 years SPC (selective) Quarter 3 Goods / Services
10 Network microsegmentation 1 year SPC (selective) Quarter 3/4 Goods / Services
11 Enterprise resource planning 1 year RFQ (selective) Quarter 3/4 Services
12 Service cost & pricing reform 1 year SPC (selective) Quarter 3/4 Services
13 Approval workflow system replacement 1 year RFQ (selective) Quarter 3/4 Services
14 Cyber security hardening & compliance automations 2 years SPC (selective) Quarter 3/4 Goods
15 Establish end to end service lifecycle 1 year RFQ (selective) Quarter 3/4 Services
16 Improvement program - Innovate, Embed and Enable​ 2 years RFQ (selective) Quarter 3/4 Services
17 Business process streamlining 2 years SPC (selective) Quarter 3/4 Services
18 Progressive automation of business processes 2 years RFQ (selective) Quarter 3/4 Services
19 Telecommunications upgrades 1 year SPC (selective) Quarter 3/4 Goods / Services
20 Quality of Service 1 year SPC (selective) Quarter 3/4 Goods / Services
21 Governance, risk & compliance system 2-3 years SPC (selective) Quarter 3/4 Goods / Services
22 Wi-fi management & monitoring controls 1 year SPC (selective) Quarter 3/4 Goods
23 Data Centre management 1 year SPC (selective) Quarter 3/4 Goods / Services
24 Network Operations Centre 2 years SPC (selective) Quarter 3/4 Services
25 Long term backup modernisation 1 year SPC (selective) Quarter 3/4

Goods / Services

26 Network secure maintenance 1-3 years SPC (selective) Quarter 4 Goods / Services
27 Citrix appliance & subscription advantage support 1-3 years SPC (selective) Quarter 4 Goods / Services
28 IDAM (Identity Access Management) 2 years SPC (selective) Quarter 4 Goods / Services
29 Next generation SDWAN 1 year SPC (selective) Quarter 4 Goods
30 Service improvement advisory services 2 years SPC (selective) Quarter 4 Goods / Services
31 Next generation wireless 1 year SPC (selective) Quarter 4 Goods
32 ICT asset refresh 1 year SPC (selective) Quarter 4 Goods / Services

Disclaimer
The Cenitex 2021-22 annual procurement plan is current as at 30 September 2021.

All Cenitex planned procurements are subject to revision or cancellation. The information in the annual procurement plan is provided for planning purposes only. The annual procurement plan does not represent a solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment by Cenitex to purchase the described goods or services. Cenitex will manage unsolicited bids in accordance with its procurement framework policies and procedures.