Logica wins $7.6 million NHMRC contract

The string of government contracts continues with Logica to provide ICT services, infrastructure and support

IT services provider, Logica, has won a three-year $7.6 million government contract to supply ICT services, infrastructure and support to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Logica was selected ahead of the NHMRC separating its IT systems and support from that of the Department of Health and Aging (DoHA) and its existing service provider, IBM.

The split will require establishing new processes and transferring existing services and IT support from the DoHA. According to a statement released by Logica, its tasks will be to, “implement a scalable and secure gateway; data networks infrastructure and provide service desk establishment, service management; security management, and desktop, server, and network support”.

The announcement is the latest in a string of government ICT contracts to be awarded recently.

On Tuesday, Unisys won a $6 million contract with the NSW Police to provide an imagery analysis system.

On Wednesday, Tandberg and Dimension Data won a teleconferencing tender with the NSW Department of Education as part of the state’s $158 million Connected Classroom project.

And on Thursday, EDS won a $96 million contract with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), to provide managed IT services over five years. This was the first deal the DAFF made outside its previous Group 8 IT outsourcing arrangement.