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Australian Capital Territory - Project Finalists

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ATO Portfolio & Value Management

ATO Portfolio and Value Management (ATOPVM) provides client-centric P3M services to the initiatives driving the ATO’s transformational agenda towards our 2024 aspirations of building trust and confidence, and being a streamlined, integrated and data driven organisation. ATOPVM provides:  
• Strategic intelligence to inform change investment decisions, prioritisation, risk and resource allocation across a diverse portfolio,  
• Expert assistance to program and project teams ensuring change is adopted with measurable benefits and value for the ATO and the community,  
• Methods, frameworks and tailored capability building to support organisational confidence,  
• Facilitated integration by connecting the capabilities and stakeholders required to achieve value driven outcomes. 

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BuyICT.gov.au

The DTA is responsible for the development and improvement of digital and ICT sourcing arrangements so that APS agencies have broad access to industry partners who provide cost-effective, innovative and contemporary solutions. BuyICT.gov.au combines all DTA whole-of-government procurement services into a single platform. Comprised of 14 panel arrangements and agreements, BuyICT.gov.au enables a cohesive experience for customers. It also supports the rapid deployment of new marketplaces and the continual enhancement of services through the regular release of customer centric features. BuyICT.gov.au makes buying and selling simple, clear and fast.

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Commonwealth Agency Accommodation Project

RPS has been engaged by the Commonwealth Agency since 2014 to deliver a modern accommodation program for the high volume of staff working in the ACT. Through the planning and delivery phase a solution was developed that has rejuvenated two office precincts with both the latest advancements in Government office design and a consistent architectural style. RPS has demonstrated exceptional management skills balancing the design requirements of multiple divisions across a multi-year program and have successfully navigated the impact of a major Machinery of Government (MOG) change mid-way through the project.

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CSIRO Glasshouse Repair

Hailstorms on 20 January 2020 caused significant damage to multiple assets across the Clients site, severely damaging glass houses that are used to conduct scientific research. RPS was engaged by the client to manage the repair and retrofitting of the glasshouses, including determining the procurement methodology and user needs, developing the scope of works for glasshouses retrofit, determining an alternate cladding solution, procuring a design services consultant, and construction contractors, and overseeing construction and handover.

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Defence CFI Medium Works Program

Defence’s Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch, Mediums Works Program (Program) delivers up to 39 infrastructure projects per annum. Traditionally, these projects had a maximum capital value of $15M. Over the past five years this has expanded to include larger and more complex projects. Currently, the highest project capital cost is $952m; with an overall Program capital budget of $5.9b. The evolution of the Program has created significant challenges in stakeholder management, project complexity, and systems and processes development. Perhaps the most challenging was the need to manage programmatically, despite this not being a true program of works.

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RefreshRapidSOS - European Expansion

RapidSOS, a US based technology firm, offers an emergency services data platform to enhance public safety in communities. RapidSOS engaged Conscia to provide international business expansion strategies for selected European countries. Conscia identified and mapped public structures, government stakeholders and data providers for each country and helped build a sales pipeline. Multiple and high-level strategic engagements were conducted by Conscia to facilitate introductory meetings, which led to opportunity developments and a pilot phase with the Dutch emergency services. Despite the impact Covid-19 had in Europe, our team was able to lead strategic and pragmatic communication modes to facilitate engagements.

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Services Australia 500 Site Network

Services Australia, formerly the Department of Human Services, is an executive agency of the Australian Government responsible for delivering a range of welfare, health, child support payments and other services to the Australian public. Telstra were contracted to uplift and future proof Services Australia ICT network, enabling Services’ Australia to enhance their ability to serve the Australian public. A dedicated Telstra Purple Project team completed the national ICT infrastructure rollout project ahead of schedule, under budget and without interruption to customer business. The rollout was not only successful but seamless despite significant challenges.

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Schools Administration System Project

Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn (CECG) operates 56 schools in the ACT and NSW. These schools used paper-based or ad-hoc software platforms to manage student administration. Consequently, each schools managed processes in different ways leading to systemic inconsistencies. The Project Team, tasked with implementing the chosen Student Administration System (SAS) across these schools to standardise processes. Significant project and change management strategies were required to ensure its success. Outcomes of the project include rigorous administration processes, improved data management, reduced workload, enhanced data security, consistent reporting and improved educational transparency for students/parents. The project impacted over 75,000 stakeholders.

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