HP Enterprise Services has retained the centralised computing component for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
The contract entails an initial term of five years and includes the provision of mainframe, mid-range, data warehouse, storage, secure gateway and data centre services.
For the purposes of contract management efficiencies the ATO has elected to combine the final year of the existing HPES contract with the new HPES contract. This will give rise to a gazetted contract value which includes both the value of the final year of the existing contract plus the value of the new contract.
The ATO released an expression of interest in June 2008, and received four responses from CSC, EDS (now HPES), IBM and Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA).
The short listed organisations worked with the ATO in focused workshops to collaborate on potential solutions for the specified centralised computing services.
A request for tender was issued to the four short listed organisations in October 2009, and closed on February 25.
Lockheed Martin, which secured the $283 million End User Technology and Support Services, and Enterprise Service Management Centre components of the deal selected Datacom as one of its team mates, following a rigorous due diligence on the integrator’s ability to deliver specialist service management capabilities.
In December last year, CSC and LMA withdrew from centralised computing tender process, leaving it between HP Enterprise Services and IBM.
In 2007, ATO decided to break up its EDS contract into End User Technology and Support Services, Enterprise Service Management Centre and Managed Network Services, which Optus scooped up in June.