Introducing CRN Australia's new Weekly Gov Wrap Up: government updates the Aussie IT channel needs to know!
Today we cover government contract wins by ACT Logistics, Data#3 and BDNA, and some new tenders. We also recap some of the week's key headlines, including the ACCC’s win against NBN Co, why the ACT government is throwing another $50 million at its digital health record program and the commissioning of Accenture to review the ASX's troubled CHESS software replacement.
Defence takes ACT Logistics in, Greenbox out
Defence has replaced its previous hardware disposal supplier Greenbox for ACT Logistics in a new $9.5 million tender. ACT Logistics managing director Alex Farenden said it was “the largest Federal Government contract in Australia for ICT hardware disposal services” and covers 44 locations across Australia and 50 international locations in 39 countries.
Leidos $52 million defence tender
Defence will pay Leidos just shy of $52 million to upgrade its new Wagardi mission system by delivering further intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and data integration improvements.
Accenture to review ASX's troubled CHESS software replacement project
The RBA and ASIC have welcomed the ASX commissioning Accenture to review delays to the blockchain-based core system which will replace CHESS: ‘clearing house electronic subregister system’. Both regulators stated that it is “disappointing” that the new system’s go-live date has been postponed another 18 months.
ACT gov sinks another $50m into digital health record
The ACT government will invest $50.8 million in its digital health record to support the platform’s implementation ahead of go-live later this year, according to territory’s budget 2022-23.
It builds on the $151 million, including $106 million in capital, provided in the 2018-19 budget for the digital health record that will be used to capture all clinical interactions with patients.
Data#3 on a roll, scores a $5 million tender with VicGov
Data#3 has won a $5 million tender to supply Cisco equipment and support services to VicTrack. It follows the Brisbane-based managed services provider winning a $3.7 million, three-year contract with the Attorney General's Department to provide Microsoft products and a $48 million Microsoft deal with NSW Department of Planning and Environment late last month.
BDNA’s $14 million forensic contract with VicPol
BDNA has won a $4.5 million contract with Victoria Police for a new forensic laboratory information management system. The same company migrated Tasmania Police’s 30-year-old IT systems and replaced it with a modern police record systems in December 2019.
NBN Co withdraws SAU
NBN Co will withdraw its special access undertaking from ACCC review and make “substantive changes” to it in line with a revised set of expectations coming from the new federal government.
Multi-agency tender released for analytics and intelligence platform
The NSW government released a tender for an analytics and business intelligence platform used as a customer service solution across multiple government agencies. The tender closes on 30 August 2022. Its estimated value was not included.