About OGRE

The Optical, Geospatial, Radar, and Elevation Supplies and Services Panel (OGRE) is a cooperative procurement panel managed by Geoscience Australia. The OGRE was established to allow more efficient and effective acquisition and use of commercial imagery supplies and associated services, and to encourage greater coordination and cooperation within all levels of Australian Government.

Objectives of the OGRE

The objectives of the OGRE are to:

  • Provide a coordinated, efficient and effective approach to purchasing commercial optical, geospatial, radar and elevation data and services accessible to all levels of Australian Government
  • Provide access to data under more effective and consistent licence and copyright conditions, reducing barriers to sharing and re-use of data within government
  • Increase the coordination of archiving, discovery and dissemination data and spatial information

To facilitate these objectives Geoscience Australia manages the OGRE and maintains a store of data acquired through the panel. Data stored by Geoscience Australia can be resupplied to OGRE Users subject to the Licensing Conditions under which it was acquired. Provision for uplifting licences to allow for additional users can also be facilitated by Geoscience Australia.

OGRE Functions

Geoscience Australia provides the following management functions:

  • Management of the OGRE Deeds, Licensing Conditions and Project Agreements
  • Management of the Australian Government data store
  • Management of the OGRE Community of Practice

Geoscience Australia provides the following governance functions:

  • Facilitation of the OGRE Steering Committee
  • Facilitation of the OGRE User Advisory Committee

Geoscience Australia provides the following procurement functions:

  • Notification of approaches to market via AusTender
  • Notification of cooperative procurement opportunities
  • Statement of Requirement and Request for Quotation assistance

Geoscience Australia provides the following procurement review functions:

  • Evaluation of suppliers' eligibility to participate
  • Evaluation of suppliers' licensing conditions

Geoscience Australia provides the following data compliance functions:

  • Virus check - all files are scanned with antivirus software
  • Data compliance check - all files are matched against the Supplier's dispatch note and the User's Statement of Requirement
  • Spatial extents check - all files are matched against the area of interest specified in the User's Statement of Requirement
  • Dispatch note - the dispatch note details the quality checks