Data#3, Compaq score $78m QLD council deal

Data#3, Compaq score $78m QLD council deal

Queensland-based services company Data#3 has won a $78 million contract with Compaq to supply Brisbane City Council with desktop PCs, servers and associated services.

The six-year, $13 million per annum deal will also see Data#3 and Compaq manage a panel of preferred IT suppliers, including Cisco, Lexmark, Toshiba, Hitachi, Fuji Xerox, Tech Pacific, Hypertec, The Computer Market and Hewlett-Packard.

Under the terms of the agreement, Data#3 and Compaq will offer an on-site Satellite Service Centre and Vendor Park within the Brisbane Council, as well as customising Data#3's online procurement system, CustomerNet, to incorporate specific Council work processes.

"Brisbane City Council has been a key customer for many years. As the pre-eminent business and community leader in Southeast Queensland, this contract confirms Council's continuing confidence in our joint ability to provide them with similar leadership and innovation in IT," said John Grant, Data#3's CEO.

"It has also provided a model that we can use nationwide to provide value-added procurement and services solutions that reduce supply costs and increase productivity for all our customers."

Data#3 and Compaq beat off competition from around 15 other suppliers in the tender process, which took more than 12 months.

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