Network integrator, Communications Design & Management (CDM), has secured a contract to upgrade the Queensland Government’s Law, Justice and Safety data infrastructure.
The project is part of the Public Safety Network (PSN) initiative to consolidate existing data networks of the state’s Police Services, Justice and Attorney-General and Department of Community Safety departments and encompasses 700 sites across Queensland.
“We had worked with them before eight years ago,” CDM Queensland manager, Jason Harrison, said. “For one reason or another we moved away and spent a lot of time with education accounts here and lost touch with police departments.”
The company won the agreement through a tender opened in January. It had to meet a laundry list of criteria including technical performance and functional specifications, service support capabilities across the region and provisioning of a help desk.
CDM will rollout 3Com/H3C’s enterprise LAN/MPLS switching range will be rolled out across distribution and edge layers of the existing network. According to the integrator, this is the first MPLS solution used by the Queensland Government.
The contract, which includes maintenance, runs for four years with four one-year extension options. It is listed as a multimillion-dollar contract but the integrator declined to disclose the exact figure.
The Standing Offer Arrangement (SOA) means one or more suppliers can provide goods and services over the life of the contract.
CDM said this will enable the purchase of LAN switching products at standard discounted prices and provide security of an ongoing support arrangement.