Communications solutions and services provider, NEC Australia, will be providing the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) nationwide managed ICT support through a new three-year contract.
DPS is the principal support agency for Parliament House. It provides administrative, operational and ICT support to the Department of the Senate and the Department of the House of Representatives.
The agreement, which commenced in April 2013, covers more than 260 servers, 1300 desktops, 300 laptops, and 700 printers in electorate offices of Australian senators and members of Parliament.
“NEC Australia is a long-term service provider to the DPS and we are pleased to continue providing… support to the Department and its clients,” NEC Australia federal government business general manager, Colin Cooper, said.
The previous support contract with DPS commenced in 2003 and was held by CSG IT Services, a company which NEC Australia acquired in May 2012.
According to NEC, the contract was renewed following an open tender process for the provision of electorate office IT support.
“Our multi-vendor technology solutions approach, backed by NEC Australia’s reliable, flexible and nationwide support capabilities, has yet against proven to be right choice for our customers,” Cooper added.