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Minister announces Defence ICT contract signings

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Assistant Minister for Defence David Fawcett and the Department of Defence have announced the signing of three major information computer technology (ICT) support services to begin transitioning in February 2019.

The support services include ICT Service Desk operations, integration and co-ordination of multiple suppliers to bring increased alignment and optimisation of ICT operation and deskside support for about 100,000 users across more than 450 locations around Australia, worth about $190 million.

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Senator Fawcett said the contracts would provide Defence with efficient and economical ICT support services for all staff and personnel at military bases, offices and sites across Australia.

"Defence has been in negotiations with the successful tenderers to ensure that these contracts provide value for money and support military operations and business," he said.

Kinetic IT has been awarded two separate three-year contracts to the total value of $91 million, for the provision of ICT Service Desk operations and service integration and management (SIAM).

"I am excited to see Kinetic IT, an Australian-owned and operated company, introduce their operations into the federal government arena. Kinetic IT will be establishing a regional office in Canberra, creating around 200 jobs across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory," Senator Fawcett added. 

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Fujitsu Australia has been awarded a contract worth $99 million to deliver National Deskside Support Services for Defence over the next three years.

"Fujitsu Australia has a long-standing relationship with Defence, with over 600 staff dedicated to Defence activities and contracts," Senator Fawcett said.

Kinetic IT was founded in 1995 providing a range of ICT support services. Its core business is the operational management and support of customers' ICT infrastructure. 

Fujitsu's Australian ICT services are part of the company's Fujitsu’s Sustainability Consulting Services and Solutions branch, servicing organisations to unlock the benefits of ICT in a way that drives both innovation and energy-efficiency while delivering significant long-term cost savings.

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