image of Angie FreemanAngie Freeman

Clayton Utz Partner , Canberra T +61 2 6279 4004 https://www.claytonutz.com

With extensive experience advising on procurement and commercial contracting, Angie has gained a deep understanding of the legal and commercial risks associated with complex procurement projects. 

Angie has acted for a wide range of government agencies and private sector clients on complex and sensitive procurement projects.  Angie's practice focuses on information technology projects, and services outsourcing and contestability projects.

Angie's experience includes providing strategic procurement advice (including in relation to the application of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and Commonwealth policies), advising on the preparation and evaluation of requests for tender and other procurement documentation, drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on vendor performance and management.

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Government Services

Procurement

Department of Education, Skills and Employment: Angie was the lead legal adviser on the New Employment Services Trial (NEST), which involves the trialling of a new employment services model to replace the Australian Government's jobactive program initially in two trial regions from 1 July 2019. Angie has subsequently advised on the procurement to rollout the New Employment Services model nationally and replace Jobactive.

Department of Defence Defence Force Recruiting Retender: Angie is the lead legal adviser on Defence's approach to market for recruiting services. This is a multi-stage procurement process that will be critical to enabling Defence to meet its core recruiting capability.

Department of Education, Skills and Employment: Advised in relation to multiple approaches to market for the provision of employment facilitator and support services and the delivery of Local Jobs Program activities. The Local Jobs Program is a high-profile initiative established by the Australian Government to support the recovery of local economies through identified place-based strategies that can respond to an Employment Region's training and employment needs, and importantly, connect job seekers to local jobs.

Department of Defence: Advised on the New Generation Health Services Project. This project involved a three-stage open approach to market (including industry consultation) or the provision of a wide range of on-base and external health services for Defence military personnel across Australia.

Department of Education, Skills and Employment: Advised on the Foundation Skills for Your Future program and the Remote Community Pilots program. The Foundation Skills for Your Future program involves the establishment of a Panel of providers to provide language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills training and assessment resources nationally. The Remote Community Pilots program involves the delivery of language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills training by Indigenous service providers in remote communities.

National Disability Insurance Agency: Advising in relation to its competitive approach to market to establish a panel of experts to assess the assistive technology needs of NDIS participants.

Department of Health: Advising on the Department's open approach to market for the delivery of aged care assessments across Australia, which is to give effect to a key recommendation for a single assessment system coming out of Royal Commission in to Aged Care Quality and Safety. Angie is also advising on several related procurements required to give effect to the single assessment system.

Department of Social Services: Advised on its competitive grants approach to market to select service providers for a Panel to deliver the Disability Employment Service (DES) program, the Government’s specialised employment service that supports people with disability in the open employment market.


Probity

Department of Education, Skills and Employment: Acted as legal and probity adviser to the Department on its two-stage open market process to engage providers to deliver projects that will test collaborative approaches with employers and training providers to rapidly upskill participants for applied digital technology roles.

Department of Social Services: Probity adviser to the Department on its Disability Employment Services Reforms Project. This program of work spans over multiple years and procurement processes.

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment: Providing probity advice to the Department on the Future Drought Fund Programs. The Future Drought Fund provides secure, continuous funding for drought resilience initiatives and involves advising on multiple procurement and grant processes.

Department of Education, Skills and Employment: Providing probity advice to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment on its procurement of a long-term leasing solution for its national office. This is a high-value joint approach to market procurement which has attracted a high level of industry and media interest.

Department of Finance: Acting as probity adviser on the Whole-of-Australian Government Grants Administration program, the objective of which is to procure an ICT solution to establish a single WoAG grants management platform which interfaces across other Australian Government ICT platforms.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications: Providing probity advice on Infrastructure's program of work for its procurement of ICT infrastructure services for the merged department, to replace its two existing ICT outsourcing contracts.

National Disability Insurance Agency: Acting as probity adviser to the NDIA on its open competitive approach to market for early childhood and local area coordination services for its national Partners in the Community Program.

Digital Transformation Agency: Probity adviser to the DTA on its open approach to market to establish the cloud marketplace for the whole of the Australian Government.

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Telecommunications, Media and Technology

Services Australia: Advised on its two-stage procurement process for software capabilities to enable the Core Customer Experience Capabilities (Content Management, Experience Delivery and Experience Analytics) of the myGov Digital Experience Platform, which is slated to replace the existing myGov platform. This project involved complex issues with respect to security, privacy and protection of customer data (which included personal and protected information).

Digital Transformation Agency (DTA): Probity adviser to the DTA on its open approach to market to establish the cloud marketplace for the whole of the Australian Government.

Australian Digital Health Agency ‑ National Infrastructure Modernisation Program: Advising the Agency in respect of the modernisation of its national infrastructure for the modernisation of the My Health Record systems. The Agency is the System Operator of the My Health Record System under the My Health Records Act 2012 (Cth). As part of this matter, Angie has to‑date advised the Agency on the procurement strategy (including use of whole‑of‑government ICT procurement arrangements) and complex transition issues in relation to the My Health Record System. Angie has also advised the Agency on all stages of two open approaches to market.

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment: Advising on the Department's ICT sourcing program. As a result of the machinery of government change in February 2020, the Department is undertaking this significant program of ICT reform to streamline its two existing ICT systems (used by the previously separate Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment).

Comcare: Advising Comcare on its open tender two-stage procurement process for a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) Claims Management Solution.

AUSTRAC: Advising on its procurement of an intelligence data analytics solution and ongoing support, maintenance and development, via the Digital Marketplace.  

Australian Public Service Commission: Advising the Commission on its procurement process for the redevelopment of the Australian Public Service Employment Database.

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources: Advising on its limited tender approaches to market for the provision of multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) arrangements for human resources and financial management solutions for the Whole-of-Australian Government (WoAG).

National Disability Insurance Agency: Advised the NDIA on its procurement process for the provision of an alternate cloud environment platform for customer relationship management functions.

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment: Advised on several ICT procurements under the Digital Marketplace.

Digital Transformation Agency (DTA): Providing legal advice to the DTA on a range of matters with respect to the Whole-of-Government Hosting Strategy and the Hosting Certification Framework.

Parliamentary Services: Providing probity and legal advice on its approach to market for a video on demand solution and associated services.

Transport for NSW: Advised on its procurement of an ICT solution for the processing and payment of dockets for the NSW Government's Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme.  

Australian Sports Commission: Advised on the outsourcing of its full suite of ICT services, including datacentre services, network services, end user services, managed platform services and cross platform services.

Department of Finance: Advised on the SSTI/GovERP project, a whole-of-government initiative that will consolidate and standardise the delivery of common corporate services through hubs across all Public Service Agencies through multiple procurement processes to establish whole of government arrangements.

Department of Education, Skills and Employment: Advising on and preparing an ICT contract for the enhancement of the National Quality Agenda (NQA) IT System Joined-up Approvals Process.

Department of Parliamentary Services: Advised on the contractual arrangements for the Australian Parliament House's electronic security system.

Australian Sports Commission: Advised on the outsourcing of its full suite of ICT services, including datacentre services, network services, end user services, managed platform services and cross platform services.

Department of Education, Skills and Employment: Advising the Department in relation to two separate procurements for the collection and management of data for the 2021 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) as well as ongoing strategic advice and support in relation to the AEDC data. Angie developed a range of terms and conditions regarding access and use of the census data.

Various agencies: Advised various agencies on the development of template approach to market documentation, including terms and conditions for a RFT, RFP, RFI, and contract terms for various types of services. Angie has also delivered training to agency personnel on using the templates and assisted with the development of user manuals for using and tailoring of the templates.

See Telecommunications, Media and Technology

Digital Economy

Services Australia: Advised on its two-stage procurement process for software capabilities to enable the Core Customer Experience Capabilities (Content Management, Experience Delivery and Experience Analytics) of the myGov Digital Experience Platform, which is slated to replace the existing myGov platform. This project involved complex issues with respect to security, privacy and protection of customer data (which included personal and protected information).

Digital Transformation Agency (DTA): Probity adviser to the DTA on its open approach to market to establish the cloud marketplace for the whole of the Australian Government.

Australian Digital Health Agency National Infrastructure Modernisation Program: Advising the Agency in respect of the modernisation of its national infrastructure for the modernisation of the My Health Record systems. The Agency is the System Operator of the My Health Record System under the My Health Records Act 2012 (Cth). As part of this matter, Angie has to date advised the Agency on the procurement strategy (including use of whole of government ICT procurement arrangements) and complex transition issues in relation to the My Health Record System. Angie has also advised the Agency on all stages of two open approaches to market.

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment: Advising on the Department's ICT sourcing program. As a result of the machinery of government change in February 2020, the Department is undertaking this significant program of ICT reform to streamline its two existing ICT systems (used by the previously separate Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment).

Comcare: Advising Comcare on its open tender two-stage procurement process for a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) Claims Management Solution.

AUSTRAC: Advising on its procurement of an intelligence data analytics solution and ongoing support, maintenance and development, via the Digital Marketplace.

Australian Public Service Commission: Advising the Commission on its procurement process for the redevelopment of the Australian Public Service Employment Database.

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources: Advising on its limited tender approaches to market for the provision of multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) arrangements for human resources and financial management solutions for the Whole-of-Australian Government (WoAG).

National Disability Insurance Agency: Advised the NDIA on its procurement process for the provision of an alternate cloud environment platform for customer relationship management functions.

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment: Advised on several ICT procurements under the Digital Marketplace.

Digital Transformation Agency (DTA): Providing legal advice to the DTA on a range of matters with respect to the Whole-of-Government Hosting Strategy and the Hosting Certification Framework.

Parliamentary Services: Providing probity and legal advice on its approach to market for a video on demand solution and associated services.

Transport for NSW: Advised on its procurement of an ICT solution for the processing and payment of dockets for the NSW Government's Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme.

Australian Sports Commission: Advised on the outsourcing of its full suite of ICT services, including datacentre services, network services, end user services, managed platform services and cross platform services.

Department of Finance: Advised on the SSTI/GovERP project, a whole-of-government initiative that will consolidate and standardise the delivery of common corporate services through hubs across all Public Service Agencies through multiple procurement processes to establish whole of government arrangements.

Department of Education, Skills and Employment: Advising on and preparing an ICT contract for the enhancement of the National Quality Agenda (NQA) IT System Joined-up Approvals Process.

Department of Parliamentary Services: Advised on the contractual arrangements for the Australian Parliament House's electronic security system.

Australian Sports Commission: Advised on the outsourcing of its full suite of ICT services, including datacentre services, network services, end user services, managed platform services and cross platform services.

Department of Education, Skills and Employment: Advising the Department in relation to two separate procurements for the collection and management of data for the 2021 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) as well as ongoing strategic advice and support in relation to the AEDC data. Angie developed a range of terms and conditions regarding access and use of the census data.

Various agencies: Advised various agencies on the development of template approach to market documentation, including terms and conditions for a RFT, RFP, RFI, and contract terms for various types of services. Angie has also delivered training to agency personnel on using the templates and assisted with the development of user manuals for using and tailoring of the templates.

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