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Contract and tender news 2 - 7 February 2022

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Contracts, tenders, suppliers and agencies catching Intermedium's attention  2 - 7  February 2022

AT A GLANCE

Five contracts across four jurisdictions suggest larger, downstream projects resulting from the advisory work undertaken in the contracts.

Suppliers mentioned this week are: Verizon, DXC Technology, IT Newcom, Accenture. Cyber CX; Data #3, Deloitte Consulting, Expose Data, Fujitsu, Associate Professor Sonia Allan, Sivcom, Experience Matters, ARQ Group, Centric PA, IBM, HP PPS Australia, Chartertech, Optus.

Agencies mentioned this week are: Department of Defence, Australian Taxation Office, Federal Department of Health Bureau of Meteorology, Services Australia, NSW’s Health Share, South Australian Department of Education, South Australian Department of Correctional Services, SA Health, NSW Rural Fire Service, South Australian Department of Environment and Water, Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

CONTRACTS OF NOTE

It is all about the Department of Defence’s in this week’s contract postings!   

  • Defence published its seventh amendment to its Internet Gateway Service contract (CN3703741-A7) with Verizon (which commenced on 13 June 2020, well ahead of the abandonment of the Secure Internet Gateway policy by the DTA).  The contract, now worth almost $110M, was originally posted for not quite $75.5M.  
  • The next biggest contract posted by Defence in the last week was the first amendment to a ‘Sustainment Services’ contract with DXC Technology (CN3824629-A1) for almost $45M with the increase being for around $4M . This represents an almost 10% increase in the value of the contract in the first 3 months of the three-year contract, which commenced on 27 October 2021 and ends on 27 October 2024.  
  • IBM has received a small increase to its contract (CN3817995-A1) for 'Systems Integration Services with Defence.  The 18-month long contract, which commenced in September 2021, is now worth $42.8M.  
  • HP PPS Australia, the spin-off from Hewlett Packard that supplies end user devices (desktops, laptops, printers and tablets) has been awarded a 'Computer Equipment and Accessories contract (CN3846228) worth $39.7M by Defence. The contract has a three-month duration, starting on the first of February 2022.  
  • A supplier we are starting to see more of, Chartertech has won a $16M two-year contract (CN3845423) with Defence to provide 'Finance Reporting, Integrated Guidance and Strategic Specialist Support'.  
  • Also posted by Defence is a $31M+ contract to IT Newcom (now part of Minter Ellison Technology Consulting), for 'Strategic Business Services'.  The second amendment to the contract (CN3678187-A2), originally posted at just over $29M, was for 'Additional Requirements.' The contract commenced in Jul 2020 and runs to 30 June 2023, making the run rate for this advice over the three years approximates $1M per month.  Not bad for a company started just over 20 years ago after one of its principals who had been providing legal services to the ATO for one its early outsourcing deals spotted the potential of providing cost benchmarking services to agencies.   
  • The other contract of note (CN3801248-A2) posted by Defence this week was for $19M + to Accenture. The contract, described as 'Information Communication Technology Services’ and which runs for just one year (from 6 July 2021 to 30 June 2022) was originally signed for $11.5M.  
  • Representing another biggish contract posting for Accenture during last week was the Australian Taxation Office's third amendment to contract CN3781219-A3  for the 'Provision of Application Migration Activities'.  The not quite one-year contract, originally worth $3.1M, was procured through the Digital Marketplace and now has a value of $7.3M.  
  • Staying with the ATO, Optus has received a relatively minor increase to its three-year Managed Network Services: Mobile and Bulk SMS Services contract (CN3718481-A1).  The amendment lifted the original contract value of $14.42M contract to $14.53M.  
  • Accenture contract postings continued this week with a second amendment to a contract (CN3817303-A2) with the Federal Department of Health. The contract, originally posted with a value of $416,000 runs for exactly one year is now worth $2.06M. It is to 'Design, Develop, and Implement Software Solution'.  
  • CyberCX, the company at which ex National Cyber Security Advisor Alastair McGibbon is the Chief Strategy Officer, has been awarded a $2.78M, 18-month contract (CN3846664) with Services Australia for the provision of 'IT Specialist Services'.  The contract is the 25th that CyberCX has entered with federal and state agencies, and is its second largest, according to Intermedium's contract database.  
  • Healthshare NSW has awarded Data #3 an 11-month contract (SCM0020-30-83-12) for almost $900,000 for 'Non-Critical & Bespoke Application Migration'.  
  • Deloitte Consulting continues to benefit from its contract with the Bureau of Meteorology for 'Integration Platform' services. The not quite 3 year contract, now at its sixth amendment (CN3621079-A6) had an original posting value of $11.7M and is now at $21.5M.

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