NBN Co has chosen IBM, Oracle and Accenture to deliver and operate software supporting its core business functions.
According to a statement, the three companies were picked following an extensive evaluation process which commenced in December. The deal is worth $23 million over three years.
NBN Co head of corporate services, Kevin Brown, said it chose IBM for infrastructure hosting encompassing servers, storage and operating systems. Oracle, will deliver the overall software platform, while Accenture will provide implementation and support services.
“These systems will be used by our workforce to manage projects, source equipment and services, and manage our assets and finances including accounts payable and accounts receivable,” Brown stated. “They will also enable effective project and document management for large, complex and significant engineering initiatives.”
Brown also emphasised the new relationships would help NBN Co’s commitment to be accountable for every tax payer’s dollar it spent.
NBN Co revealed it had selected four offices along the east coast to operate from – Sydney CBD, North Sydney, Hobart and Canberra. The company, which is responsible for rolling out the $43 billion next-generation broadband network, is expected to hire thousands of staff to manage the project, as well as recruit a raft of contractors and suppliers to get the network off the ground.