The Australian Department of Defence has inked a two-year extension contract with Unisys.
The contract, worth $74m, will see Unisys provide managed services and IT support for 100,000 end users at 450 Defence locations across the country until October 2018.
Unisys public sector lead APAC, Lysandra Schmutter, said, ‘Our renewal with the Department of Defence is a testament to the value we collectively have brought to provide a high quality of services and insights to support the critical operations across their bases nationwide. Our focus is on the critical role of base operations in Defence and ensuring they are executing efficiently and effectively at all times.
As part of the deal, Unisys will also provide support for joint service and international military exercises such as Talisman Sabre, as well as emergency disaster responses including floods and bush fires.
Since taking the Defence Department’s IT support nationally on board since entering the contract in 2008, Unisys has standardised processes and provides a workforce model based on man-hour capacity and prioritised services.
The Defence department said this model offers price predictability, control over the focuses on workforce efforts and transparent reporting.