Victorian Government Purchasing Board
Achieving Excellence in Government Procurement

Overview

The intra-Government Secured Network (iGSN) is a state purchase contract (SPC) which provides high data services between nominated government sites and government data centres.

The iGSN is a high performance fibre optic network that connects all government CBD buildings.

The iGSN SPC was established in August 2008 and will expire on 25th of August 2019

Key SPC benefits

The iGSN network is designed to deliver secure, highly resilient and high bandwidth data services.

The SPC facilitates the sharing of data across a stand-alone secure network.  


Lead Agency
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Conditions of Use
Mandatory
Reference Number
08/09-015
Arrangement
Sole supplier
Start Date
26/08/2008
End Date
25/08/2019
Primary Contact
Neil O'Connor
Manager, Procurement Branch
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Phone: +61 3 7017 3279
Email: neil.oconnor@dpc.vic.gov.au
Secondary Contact
Andy Simpson
Senior Adviser, Procurement Branch
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Phone: +61 3 7017 3289
Email: andy.simpson@dpc.vic.gov.au

Who can access this SPC?

Mandated Departments

Refer to VGPB scope of policies.

Mandated Agencies

Refer to VGPB scope of policies.

Departments and agencies bound by Victorian Government Purchasing Board policies must procure from this SPC if the arrangement is mandated. Refer to above.

Subject to approval by the lead department, other government owned or supported organisations such as not-for-profit, councils and other government bodies may access the SPC on a discretionary basis. Consult the category manager to confirm eligibility.

Note: Victoria Police and Public Transport Victoria are specifically excluded from the “mandatory” obligations of this contract.

Departmental Contract Managers

The category manager is responsible for liaising with supplier on matters relating to the contract administration and operation.

Supplier Details

Victorian Rail Track (Vic Track) is the sole supplier for iGSN.

VicTrack is to be contacted for pricing information.

Name

ABN

Address
Contact




VicTrackexternal-link.gif 55 047 316 805 Level 8
1010 Latrobe Street
DOCKLANDS VIC  3008
Clyde Passagne
Senior Account Manager
P: +61 3 9619 8748
M: +61 431 517 252
E:

clyde.passagne@victrack.com.au

What you can buy from this SPC

iGSN provides cost effective, high bandwidth data network service links at bandwidths ranging from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps.

iGSN services are generally only available close to existing public transport infrastructure or at data centre locations.

RULES OF USE: How to use this SPC

A common requirement for all buyers is the customer contract (also known as the Government Approved Telecommunication Supplier Purchase Order (PO)). The customer contract is signed between the buyer and the supplier, and performs two functions, (1) codifies the customer and supplier relationship under the common terms of the head and service agreements and (2) provides an opportunity to include customer specific requirements.

Buyers wanting to leverage off the contract are recommended to follow the steps outlined below.   

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Action

Responsible

1

Identify and scope requirement for initial business. Contact Category Manager if any clarification is required.

Buyer

2

Issue buyer with a Deed of Confidentiality (DoC)* for execution (if applicable).

Category Manager

3

Review and execute the DoC and email the Category Manager.

Buyer

4

Contact GATS to discuss business requirements and obtain current pricing.

Buyer

5

Capture initial business requirements within approved GATS Purchase Order (PO) and submit for DPC review.

Supplier

6

Review the GATS PO against the Service Agreement. PO number** is issued to the Supplier.

Category Manager

7

Issue GATS PO to the buyer for execution.

Supplier

* The DoC is required if the party seeking to participate is not a government department or agency.
** A PO number is only issued by DPC once the buyer has returned an executed DoC.
Other queries, including pricing information can be obtained directly from the VicTrack iGSN Account Director, Michael Redzeposki.

Confidential Information

Eligible government owned or supported entities can apply to use the SPC by contacting the category manager.

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