A leading Government and ICT lawyer as voted by Best Lawyers Australia, Alexandra Wedutenko has an enviable reputation for her success in strategic procurement and governance.

Specialising in complex services agreements in a regulated environment, ICT, select sourcing and business process sourcing, Alexandra has acted for a range of private sector and government clients. She acts for and understands the requirements of clients in industries where security and availability of supply are critical. 

Through her previous roles as a General Counsel and senior executive in government, Alexandra has a deep understanding of the legal issues faced by government agencies and their concerns about compliance and risk identification and management.

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Government Services

Major projects

NSW Ambulance: Alexandra led the team that advised on the acquisition of rotary wing aero medical services for NSW and the ACT. This was a long-term services agreement in excess of $1 billion where quality of service, safety and availability was critical.

NSW Rural Fire Service: Alexandra advised on the acquisition of aircraft services (rotary wing) in support of bushfire readiness for NSW. Again, security of supply and safety was critical.

Defence: Alexandra led the team advising the centralised processing and terrestrial communications procurements, with total transactions exceeding $4 billion in value. This involved two outcome focused contracts that involve facility upgrades as well as service delivery. She also advised on a range of major equipment and software procurements, providing a key plank for Defence's warfighter capabilities.

Defence: Alexandra worked on the Long Term Mulwala Redevelopment Agreement for the Mulwala site and propellant facility redevelopment PPP project. She advised on the D&C contract and RFT for the construction of the facility. Alexandra also drafted and advised on the long-term PPP supply contract and amendments to the Mulwala Agreement.

ATO: Alexandra led the team on its first and second phases of ICT outsourcing and select sourcing requirements and change program, over $4 billion in transactions. This helped establish a multisource environment for mainframe, midrange, desk top, telecommunications and service desk.

Alexandra also advised on establishment of enterprise applications panel, software/licensing (including open source licensing), hardware acquisition, integration, performance framework (KPI/SLA) and governance requirements and methodology

Finance: Advising on a number of whole of government ICT initiatives, Alexandra helped establish what is now the single government business entry point for the Commonwealth of Australia, http://www.australia.gov.au/

Alexandra also worked on a number of business process sourcing (clerical, HR, facilities, transactional banking) and system integrator procurements, including for many government sensitive systems, and acted on IT system designer and integrator engagement, electronic transfers of information (including related privacy and cybersecurity issues), regulatory requirements and related inter-governmental agency system support agreements and smartcard and telecommunications requirements.

Procurement

Health: In addition to the above projects Alexandra worked on a range of complex transactions, including the related regulatory regime. This included constructing a process to enable operators of PET and MRI facilities to obtain funding/Medicare eligibility, advising on infrastructure projects, advising on enabling online medical services and blood pooling arrangements and procurements of various medical supplies including vaccines and prosthetics. Alexandra advised on the procurement of medical supplies including vaccines and prosthetics under public initiatives such as the National Immunisation Scheme or stockpiling. This has included a range of vaccine procurements including seasonal flu, pandemic flu, Meningococcal C, Hemophilus Influenzae, HIB, HPV, Hep A, DTPa, MMR, Q Fever, type B vaccines, smallpox and chicken pox.

DHS: Alexandra advised on a range of small and large market electricity supply arrangements. Advised on mobile applications for Medicare claiming. Advised on software and system acquisitions.

Australian Hearing Services (AHS): Alexandra advised on a range of major procurements of hearing devices and related products (ear moulds, ear impression material, batteries, etc.) as well as related client privacy issues.

Calvary Hospital: Alexandra has advised on a range of medical item and services procurements.

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Intellectual Property

DHS: Alexandra advised on a range of small and large market electricity supply arrangements. Advised on mobile applications for Medicare claiming. Advised on software and system acquisitions.

ATO: Alexandra led the team on its first and second phases of ICT outsourcing and select sourcing requirements and change program, over $4 billion in transactions. This helped establish a multisource environment for mainframe, midrange, desk top, telecommunications and service desk.

Alexandra also advised on establishment of enterprise applications panel, software/licensing (including open source licensing), hardware acquisition, integration, performance framework (KPI/SLA) and governance requirements and methodology

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Telecommunications, Media and Technology

 World Vision: Alexandra advised on telecommunications services acquisition.

Airservices Australia: Alexandra advised in relation to a negotiated outcome for a system integration project.

DIBP: Alexandra helped establish Visa application portals, global Visa application facilities and operations in Asia, Africa and Europe as well as ICT services for the Department (ELAs, enterprise, desktop and mainframe).

DHS: Alexandra advised on procurements including electricity supplies, eHealth, PKI, electronic data cards, software system integration, software acquisitions and a range of services. Advised on Medicare claiming system.

National Library of Australia: Alexandra advised on a range of governance issues, digitisation of library records and documents, interlibrary loans and related copyright issues.

A major bank: Alexandra advised on desk top sourcing.

A travel organisation: Alexandra advised on its telecommunications network and electronic ticketing.

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Social Media

 Corporations: Alexandra conducted a number of governance reviews including briefing directors on their duties to the corporation (corporate as well as government).

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Corporatisation and Privatisation

Alexandra has acted in a number of corporatisations and privatisations in the areas of telecommunications, transport and electricity, as well as private sector asset sales.

Various Clients: Alexandra advised on the privatisation of AUSSAT and the creation of Optus, now Australia's second telecommunications carrier. She has also advised on the privatisation of Auscript, National Transmission Agency, ASC and Australian National Railway Corporation.

Aboriginal corporations: Alexandra advised on a number of corporatisations, governance, structuring, officers' duties and regulatory requirements.

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Governance and Compliance

Corporations: Alexandra conducted a number of governance reviews including briefing directors on their duties to the corporation (corporate as well as government).

Intergovernmental Agreements: Alexandra has advised on and negotiated such agreements in the areas of defence, health, transport, telecommunications and technology.

Aboriginal corporations: Alexandra advised on a number of corporatisations, governance, structuring, officers' duties and regulatory requirements.

Reviews: Alexandra acted on a number of program and project compliance, regulatory and probity reviews as well as compliance and governance reviews including for a major hospital and a range of statutory agencies.

Funding: Alexandra advised on a number of complex government funding initiatives including:

  • Clean Energy Initiative for renewable energy sources including solar, carbon sequestration and emerging technologies for the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (Now Department of Industry) & the Treasury
  • Capital funding initiatives for construction of regional Australian health and educational complexes for FaHCSIA (now Department of Social Services) and Health.
  • Indigenous E-Health funding initiatives for Health

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Copyright

DHS: Alexandra advised on a range of small and large market electricity supply arrangements. Advised on mobile applications for Medicare claiming. Advised on software and system acquisitions.

ATO: Alexandra led the team on its first and second phases of ICT outsourcing and select sourcing requirements and change program, over $4 billion in transactions. This helped establish a multisource environment for mainframe, midrange, desk top, telecommunications and service desk.

Alexandra also advised on establishment of enterprise applications panel, software/licensing (including open source licensing), hardware acquisition, integration, performance framework (KPI/SLA) and governance requirements and methodology

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Cyber Security

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