Amanda Story

Amanda has extensive experience advising on procurement and commercial contracting, for agencies of the Australian Government and government-owned entities. Her practice focuses on strategic procurement, including information technology projects, outsourcing and contestability.

Amanda'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 providing performance and vendor management advice.

Amanda has provided legal and strategic advice on a number of significant Government projects and procurement processes. She has been independently recognised for her government expertise in Best Lawyers International in Australia.

ASIC information technology refresh (STAR) program

Assisted the Australian Securities and Investments Commission with multiple projects within its IT refresh program — procurement of service oriented architecture, multiple systems integration projects, significant hardware and software purchases and the establishment of various panel arrangements.

ATO Perfomance incentive toolkit

Prepared a performance incentive toolkit for and provided associated training to the Australian Taxation Office.  The toolkit provides guidance to ATO legal and procurement staff on incentivising vendor performance and reducing procurement costs.

BasicsCard project

Advised the Department of Human Services on the introduction of the new BasicsCard – the Australian Government’s income management point of sale card solution. We assisted with the approach to market documentation, evaluated tender responses and prepared the final contract with the preferred tenderer, and advised on procurement, contracting, GST and regulatory issues and engagement with stakeholder agencies.

National Health Reform Business Information Systems Program

Advised the Department of Health and Ageing in the implementation of the National Health Reform Business Information Systems Program. The project involved multiple approaches to market, the engagement of multiple vendors (including hardware, software, managed services and data transformation services), vendor integration and complex IP issues. We also advised the Department in relation to issues concerning delivery of the solution.

OneSky: Airservices Australia Air Traffic Control Futures Systems project

Advising Airservices Australia on the procurement of a replacement air traffic control system (OneSky) for the whole of Australia. Airservices Australia is working closely with the Department of Defence, with the joint objective of realising harmonisation between civilian and military air traffic control systems and operations.