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DXC Technology wins $27M Defence IT services deal

DXC Technology wins $27M Defence IT services deal

New deal runs from May 2017 to June 2022

DXC Technology has been handed a $27.2 million, multi-year contract from the Department of Defence for the provision of managed services.

The contract, which runs from May 2017 to June 2022, sees the system integrator provide managed services for facility and system delivery, and support, according to tender documents.

The contract was established under the Australian Taxation Office’s ICT Professional Services Panel, which was established prior to the launch in April of DXC Technology, which arose from the spin-merger of CSC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Enterprise Services business.

Therefore, the company named as winning the multimillion-dollar Defence contract is CSC Australia.

“The CSC Australia contract is for provision and sustainment of corporate facilities and managed ICT services over a five year period,” a spokesperson for the Department of Defence told ARN.

“Services will include both hardware and software. CSC was selected as the best value for money at the time of tender."

The procurement panel through which DXC Technology won the contract claims more than 130 suppliers, including the likes of Accenture, Deloitte, Dimension Data, KPMG, IBM Australia and Hitachi Data Systems Australia.

The panel arrangement facilitates the provision of IT professional services for the Federal Government’s Treasury portfolio.

The contract win comes as DXC Technology proves its government credentials, winning a string of highly lucrative deals with state and federal government entities.

Most notably, the company was awarded a massive $394.2 million, multi-year end user computing contract with the South Australian (SA) Government earlier this year.

The landmark deal sees DXC Technology provide and support desktop PCs, laptops and tablets to the state’s government agencies, with much of the SA Government’s IT hardware footprint set to be handled by the IT services provider.

“The state will no longer own and manage physical devices, giving agencies more flexibility and access to innovative ICT solutions to help modernise the services they deliver to the community,” a statement issued on 16 February by the office of South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill, said at the time.


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