Consulting firm Accenture has been awarded two multimillion-dollar contracts with the Department of Defence.
The first contract is a $5 million managed services contract and involves the provision of project development artefacts to support the department’s LAND Simulation Core 2.0 project.
LAND Simulation Core 2.0 aims to deliver a scalable and persistent Land Simulation System that can be accessed on demand and at the point of need. Defence uses land simulation systems for personnel training purposes.
"The procurement was conducted through a competitive approach to market, and the successful tenderer was selected because they offered the best value for money outcomes for the Commonwealth," noted a spokeperson for the Department to CRN.
The contract runs from February 2020 to August 2021.
The second contract is a $3.9 million deal with the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to renew software licences from an unspecified vendor. The details of the software are under commercial-in-confidence but is part of a larger contract with Accenture.
The deal is a renewal of a previous deal where Accenture provided support system integration activities and facilitate annual software renewal licencing for "a major Defence project".
The contract supports a larger existing deal for Accenture, where the software in question was acquired.
Accenture is charged with integrating software packages with data repositories to supplement and strengthen support to the Australian Defence Force.
Accenture developed and now sustains the maintenance management system that provides improved efficiency and effectiveness of aircraft operations for the ADF.
Australia’s military operates with an advanced maintenance management system that supports ADF aviation assets in Australia and overseas.
The ADF is responsible for the maintenance and operation of more than 500 aircraft (of almost 30 types) across the three services — Navy, Army and Air Force.