Australia – A new dimension in Defence IT Contract

Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Support, Dr Mike Kelly, has announced that Dimension Data has won the contract for the provision of Terrestrial Communications Support, which includes the provision of network hardware maintenance support for the Defence Information Environment.

Dr Kelly said Dimension Data was selected as successful tender following a very competitive process.

„This new contract will cover a range of ICT services obtained through existing contracts with various suppliers that will expire between July 2010 and November 2010,“ Dr Kelly said.

„Through the Strategic Reform Program, Defence’s objective is to have fewer contracts but more strategic commercial relationships with the Australian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.

„Defence also aims to achieve greater value for money to the Commonwealth by engaging with industry through more responsiveness and flexible contracting arrangements,“ Dr Kelly added.

Dr Kelly said the consolidation of services under the new arrangement with Dimension Data will cost Defence $29 million for a two year term.

Media contacts:
Elyse Gatt (Mike Kelly): (02) 6277 4840 or 0437 502 246
Defence Media Liaison: (02) 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664

Press release
Ministerial Support and Public Affairs,
Department of Defence,
Canberra, Australia