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Last week’s top contract: Defence-Telstra

by Justin Hendry •
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The Department of Defence’s $125.2 million Terrestrial Communications Services contract with Telstra was the largest reported on AusTender last week (1-5 August 2016).

The contract, which runs between 27 July 2016 and 17 September 2019, is Telstra’s largest for 2016-17 so far. Telstra also hold an existing Terrestrial Communications Services contract with Defence worth $1.15 billion between 18 April 2013 and 17 September 2019.

Telstra ranked third on the 2015-16 Intermedium Supplier Leader Board with 356 contracts worth $400.5 million. It has signed 5,318 contracts worth $4.61 billion since 2005-06, according to Analyse IT.

Update: a follow-up enquiry by Intermedium since publication has revealed that the contract was an administrative error relating to GST. The contract is now in the process of being amended by Defence.

The next largest contract between 1-5 August was a $74.4 million End User Computing Desktop Devices contract between Defence and Dell.

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