Western Australia-based consulting firm, Change Corporation, has won its first public sector deal with the Attorney General's AusCheck division to implement, service and support its identity management software, ECheck. The contract is valued at $2 million.
Change's locally developed solution will be used to conduct background checks on aviation and marine personnel.
The new system is scheduled to launch in July. Managing director, Robert Evans, said this was the company's first federal government contract and its biggest win outside of WA.
He said the deal would represent about 10-15 per cent of its overall annual turnover of $14 million.
"The most significant thing for us is the break into Canberra," Evans said.
He said Change had recently deployed a similar solution for the Department of Community Development in WA under its Working with Children Checks regime.
"It is a complex deployment because of the privacy and data legislation and the sensitivity of some of the issues that arise," Evans said.
AusCheck was looking for a Microsoft-based solution which could be scaled up and repurposed to screen other groups, like nuclear power staff, he said.
Along with providing the main application, implementation and integration services, Change also supplied consulting work.
"They needed something off the shelf and ready to go," he said. "Down the track there will be a range new services they will develop and the software will be adapted to support those."
Evans said he was now looking for more systems and architecture staff to grow its presence in Canberra.
"Our plan is to develop our business quite significantly in the eastern states in the next couple of years," he said.