The Australian Taxation Office has short-listed three suppliers for its End-User Computing contract, which is due to be finalized by June 2010. CSC, Unisys and Lockheed Martin all remain in the running for the contract.
The contract was estimated to be worth around $60 million annually, according to the industry briefing provided by the ATO in April 2008.
Since that time, ATO’s current supplier, HP Enterprise Services (formerly EDS) was granted an extension of its current contract for end-user and centralized computing through until June 2012, which would include the roll-out of around 25,000 new desktops. The desktop refresh is understood to have reduced the total value of the prospective EUC contract.
In June, the ATO announced that Optus had been awarded the Managed Network Services contract, which is worth $187 million over 4 years.
Meanwhile, CSC and Lockheed Martin, along with IBM and incumbent HP Enterprise Services remain short-listed for the Centralised Computing Services contract, estimated to be worth around $160 million annually.