Comments on: Open for business – quotes needed for Round One of the Project Fund http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/09/01/open-for-business/ Design by Ben Crothers of Catch Media Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:51:50 +1000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.6 hourly 1 By: Peter Alexander [Taskforce Secretariat] http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/09/01/open-for-business/comment-page-1/#comment-2456 Peter Alexander [Taskforce Secretariat] Mon, 19 Oct 2009 03:18:48 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=725#comment-2456 All The vendors for the round one projects have now been chosen. They are: <strong>Project 1: Enhancing the discoverability and accessibility of government information: </strong> Hyro Australia <strong>Project 2: Identify key barriers within agencies to Government 2.0 combined with Project 3: Survey of Australian Government Web 2.0 practices: </strong>e8 Consulting <strong>Project 4: Copyright law and intellectual property:</strong> Professor Anne Fitzgerald (Queensland University of Technology) <strong>Project 5: Early leadership in Semantic Web:</strong> Semantic Transformations <strong>Project 6: The value of Public Sector Information for cultural institutions:</strong> John Quiggin (University of Queensland) You may also hear some more about these projects here on the blog or elsewhere, since several of the vendors have indicated that they want to reach out to the online community as they carry out their work. The outputs of these projects will also be released once they are complete. All

The vendors for the round one projects have now been chosen. They are:

Project 1: Enhancing the discoverability and accessibility of government information: Hyro Australia

Project 2: Identify key barriers within agencies to Government 2.0 combined with Project 3: Survey of Australian Government Web 2.0 practices: e8 Consulting

Project 4: Copyright law and intellectual property: Professor Anne Fitzgerald (Queensland University of Technology)

Project 5: Early leadership in Semantic Web: Semantic Transformations

Project 6: The value of Public Sector Information for cultural institutions: John Quiggin (University of Queensland)

You may also hear some more about these projects here on the blog or elsewhere, since several of the vendors have indicated that they want to reach out to the online community as they carry out their work. The outputs of these projects will also be released once they are complete.

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By: Richard Hancock http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/09/01/open-for-business/comment-page-1/#comment-1740 Richard Hancock Sun, 27 Sep 2009 08:20:17 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=725#comment-1740 I've just posted a blog article <a href="http://blog.3kbo.com/2009/09/26/opencalais-response/" rel="nofollow">Understanding the OpenCalais RDF Response</a> that may be of interest for Project 5 "Early leadership in Semantic Web". I’ve just posted a blog article Understanding the OpenCalais RDF Response that may be of interest for Project 5 “Early leadership in Semantic Web”.

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By: Janet Crews http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/09/01/open-for-business/comment-page-1/#comment-1662 Janet Crews Thu, 24 Sep 2009 08:22:15 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=725#comment-1662 Has anyone pointed out to the Committee that the Project Proposal briefs are framed with reference to 'paper' deliverables - or their electronic equivalent - that is reports. T his means that your funding will be used to generate reports - rather than real web 2.0 models for action, engagement or innovation. Just something I noticed when having a look through the site. Has anyone pointed out to the Committee that the Project Proposal briefs are framed with reference to ‘paper’ deliverables – or their electronic equivalent – that is reports. T his means that your funding will be used to generate reports – rather than real web 2.0 models for action, engagement or innovation. Just something I noticed when having a look through the site.

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By: John Hockaday http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/09/01/open-for-business/comment-page-1/#comment-1654 John Hockaday Thu, 24 Sep 2009 05:32:06 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=725#comment-1654 None of this will work until you get rid of the Information Security Manual (ISM) that Australian Government (AG) agencies must comply with OR a cloud server is setup to contain all the AG applications and this cloud is not compliant to the ISM. None of this will work until you get rid of the Information Security Manual (ISM) that Australian Government (AG) agencies must comply with OR a cloud server is setup to contain all the AG applications and this cloud is not compliant to the ISM.

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By: Csaba http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/09/01/open-for-business/comment-page-1/#comment-1408 Csaba Wed, 16 Sep 2009 06:51:14 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=725#comment-1408 Ouch! I was eagerly reading the comments about open standards when I came across this little gem about Microsoft being the ultimate contractor. I am sure everyone can fill in the rest for themselves ... Ouch!

I was eagerly reading the comments about open standards when I came across this little gem about Microsoft being the ultimate contractor.

I am sure everyone can fill in the rest for themselves …

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By: Taskforce Secretariat http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/09/01/open-for-business/comment-page-1/#comment-1290 Taskforce Secretariat Wed, 09 Sep 2009 07:14:36 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=725#comment-1290 Thank you to all those who submitted quotes. The Taskforce is now reviewing them and the Secretariat will be contacting vendors early next week. Thank you to all those who submitted quotes. The Taskforce is now reviewing them and the Secretariat will be contacting vendors early next week.

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By: Nicholas Gruen http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/09/01/open-for-business/comment-page-1/#comment-1286 Nicholas Gruen Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:46:42 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=725#comment-1286 Yes, I suspect there are plenty of war stories - certainly are from the consultants out there. If we can't get some indicative indication of the size of the budget, we just don't bother tendering. It's a capricious enough process as it is, but without any ballpark number, it's basically pin the tail on the donkey. Yes, I suspect there are plenty of war stories – certainly are from the consultants out there. If we can’t get some indicative indication of the size of the budget, we just don’t bother tendering. It’s a capricious enough process as it is, but without any ballpark number, it’s basically pin the tail on the donkey.

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By: Thinking in old ways http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/09/01/open-for-business/comment-page-1/#comment-1282 Thinking in old ways Tue, 08 Sep 2009 11:38:13 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=725#comment-1282 Congratulations on the common sense approach to seeking tenders: "You will note that we have included estimates of the size of each project in terms of funds. I insisted upon this because, in another life as a consultant, I know how maddening it is not to have any idea of the scope of the project a client is contemplating." This is an approach I have tried over the years to use for a range of social policy research projects - usually to have it rejected by managers who seemed incapable of grasping that these types of projects can be done for as little as $10,000 to $100,000 or more and that it is usually impossible to describe the actual level and depth of work that is being sought without reference to the type of budget that you think you are willing to pay. The bottom line is that competition on the basis of what people will provide for the money is not only an effective way of getting value for money - but also is much fairer to (and cost effective for) those tendering. Congratulations on the common sense approach to seeking tenders:

“You will note that we have included estimates of the size of each project in terms of funds. I insisted upon this because, in another life as a consultant, I know how maddening it is not to have any idea of the scope of the project a client is contemplating.”

This is an approach I have tried over the years to use for a range of social policy research projects – usually to have it rejected by managers who seemed incapable of grasping that these types of projects can be done for as little as $10,000 to $100,000 or more and that it is usually impossible to describe the actual level and depth of work that is being sought without reference to the type of budget that you think you are willing to pay. The bottom line is that competition on the basis of what people will provide for the money is not only an effective way of getting value for money – but also is much fairer to (and cost effective for) those tendering.

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By: Taskforce Secretariat http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/09/01/open-for-business/comment-page-1/#comment-1230 Taskforce Secretariat Mon, 07 Sep 2009 04:08:02 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=725#comment-1230 Cameron - there is no requirement to present in person. Cameron – there is no requirement to present in person.

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By: Cameron Shorter http://gov2.net.au/blog/2009/09/01/open-for-business/comment-page-1/#comment-1228 Cameron Shorter Mon, 07 Sep 2009 04:00:25 +0000 http://gov2.net.au/?p=725#comment-1228 I'm in the process of estimating a response, and I'm unclear about whether there are any travel requirements which need to be factored in. Are there any requirements to present findings in person, and if so, what are the requirements? I’m in the process of estimating a response, and I’m unclear about whether there are any travel requirements which need to be factored in.

Are there any requirements to present findings in person, and if so, what are the requirements?

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