Department of Defence appoints 32 IT firms in panel update

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Department of Defence appoints 32 IT firms in panel update

The Department of Defence has named 32 IT solution providers to a refreshed ICT services panel designed to give a fairer go for niche providers.

The department had sought to establish a new ICT services panel since 2016, with the intention to cover a wider scope of potential services and make the department a “more sophisticated buyer of ICT services” that provides a great scope for more “niche” suppliers to successfully win work, as first reported by iTnews.

The panel replaces a legacy systems integrator panel called the applications managed services partnership agreement (AMSPA). Established in 2011, AMSPA provided the likes of Accenture, BAE Systems, CSC, HP and IBM with considerable oversight for numerous projects.

Among the 32 providers listed are Dialog, DWS, Infosys, NEC Australia, Optus Networks, Oobe and Southern Cross Computing.

CRN Fast50 finalist in 2016 and 2017 Adactin Group has also won a spot on the panel, which general manager Navneesh Garg told CRN would open the door to “tremendous opportunities”.

“[The inclusion] helps us showcase our ICT Services with an extremely talented pool of consultants in the growing Canberra market,” he said. “Adactin is focusing on Canberra as a strategic market and being on the DoD panel is a great step towards achieving our IT goals.

“We are very happy with the reformed replacement panel and DoD’s overall selection approach. It ensures that good strategic, competitive and innovation-driven IT services providers with access to latest technologies are available for DoD to leverage and assist in its IT needs.”

The full list of suppliers can be found here.

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