Benefits of Partners
Reducing procurement and onboarding timeframes
In the example below, both individuals have been offered a contract with the APS. Kate is being onboarded to the APS agency’s network, James has a GovTEAMS Partner membership.
||James (Partner) 👤
Once Kate starts her new role, she will likely need to wait for her agency device. This may take a few days.
Once commenced, she will need IT access to be able to join meetings, check emails and make phone calls.
This can sometimes take weeks.
Once James starts his new role, James is given a GovTEAMS Partner account on the first day.
With a Partner account, James can create and join meetings straight away from a personal device.
James can immediately edit and share documents up to OFFICIAL: Sensitive.
Removing the reliance on APS staff for administrative functions
In the example below, both individuals have a contract with the APS. John has a Guest membership with GovTEAMS and Sam has a Partner membership with GovTEAMS.
||John (Guest) 👤
||Sam (Partner) 👤
|Create a Private/Hidden Community
|Create a Meeting
|Create a Chat
If you are interested in learning more about how you might use a GovTEAMS Partner Membership, take a look at the specific use cases below. Here you can see the differences between the membership types.
Pricing and Eligibility
What do I need to become a Partner?
You will need either, and sometimes both:
A sponsor in the APS willing to state that you have legitimate business in the APS, and/or
A current contract with an Austender reference number.
How much does it cost?
Individual Partner accounts cost $290 for 6 months or $490 per year, ex-GST.
For Enterprise Partner agreements, please contact us.