Ethan Group, NTT score with Services Australia

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Ethan Group, NTT score with Services Australia

Services Australia has awarded contracts to Ethan Group and NTT Australia to provide laptops and networking gear.

The Department handed Ethan Group just over $1 million to provide “notebook computers” for the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Services Australia manages procurement for the DVA.

A Department spokesperson declined to provide specifics on the contract, but revealed that Ethan Group was chosen for value for money. Ethan was sourced from the Digital Transformation Agency’s Hardware Marketplace Panel.

The contract runs from November 2019 to November 2028.

NTT meanwhile was given $1.7 million to renew a previous contract, where NTT provides maintenance services on software and hardware products previously purchased by Services Australia.

The deal, which runs from October 2019 to September 2020, is part of the Network Equipment Head Agreement between Services Australia and NTT.

Through an AusTender listing, Services Australia also revealed that Infosys was awarded $18.4 million to transform Centrelink’s payments calculation engine.

In November 2019, Government services minister Stuart Robert announced that Infosys beat out IBM and Accenture to a contract to rip out and replace Centrelink’s payments calculation engine, following a 13-week process.

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