Any purchases of software to be used with ICT equipment provided by the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) or on the APH network should not be purchased unless they are compatible with the relevant equipment and/or systems. Contact DPS if you are in doubt about the software and ICT accessories you wish to purchase, to ensure that you are able to use them as intended.
Claims for reimbursement should be sent to Ministerial and Parliamentary Services electronically via the Parliamentary Expenses Management System (PEMS); or if PEMS is not able to be used, by completing a Certification and Request for Payment - Printing, Communications and Software form.
Claims must include:
- a tax invoice
- evidence of payment, and
- details in writing the software purchased and the servicing, backup and training which may be included in the package.
Note: Providers of Major Parties’ Constituent Relationship Management Software:
The major political parties (representing the Government and the Opposition) have each nominated a single provider for Constituent Relationship Management Software. If you are a member of a major political party, reimbursement for Constituent Relationship Management Software will only be made for purchases through the nominated provider.