It's been a happy couple of weeks for Unisys' general manager of its Public Sector, South Pacific Group, Allen Koehn.
Not only has Unisys signed up for another two years with TAFE Queensland, adding another $30 million to its existing outsourcing contract, but in the same breath, has also snagged a $5.1 million contract application development project with the NSW Police.
The Police contract will see Unisys develop the Complaints Administration And Management System (CAMS), designed to record, manage and report on complaints against the police, whilst compiling them in a database.
Unisys will build on the existing investigation management platform, email@example.com, by software developer Oakton Computing, in building CAMS.
To be completed by Q3 next year, Koehn claims the complex project will integrate information seamlessly between the NSW Police Service, the Police Integrity Commission and the Office of the Ombudsman.
At the same time, Unisys has renewed its contract with all 16 TAFE institutes in Queensland, which sees the outsourcer support approximately 14,500 desktops, help-desk services, network and central systems support, project management services, sub-contractor management, asset management and business improvement services.
TAFE Queensland had the option of extending its existing contract for a further two years, which, according to Koehn, it did because of its "long-term and strong relationship" with Unisys.
Overall, the project will be worth around $75 million, making it the largest public sector contract Unisys Australia has secured to date.
"Globally the public sector represents about a third of all our revenues. What I'm trying to do is significantly grow it," Koehn said. "Even though it's a fairly large part of our business, I think there's more market share out there for the taking."