- Government ICT infrastructure contracts awarded
- Contracts to generate annual savings of $65-$80 million
The Liberal National Government has awarded the contracts to supply information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure as a service to the whole-of-government, for the next five years.
Innovation Minister Bill Marmion said the contracts would deliver savings under the GovNext-ICT program, a key part of the Liberal National Government's Digital WA ICT Strategy launched in May 2016.
"The contracts with Atos, Datacom and NEC will save an estimated $65 to $80 million annually in ICT infrastructure expenditure as the Government moves to a regime where agencies only pay for what they use," Mr Marmion said.
Under the new arrangement, all government agencies will purchase through one contract where three vendors will continuously compete to sell their ICT infrastructure services, reducing procurement costs and delays for both government and suppliers.
"We expect innovation to thrive under this arrangement through the stimulation of local industry, which in turn will ensure diversity of supply," the Minister said.
"The GovNext-ICT contract enables agencies to have access to the latest and greatest technological offerings to assist with improving their online service delivery presence.
"Suppliers will be delivering services locally using local and, in some cases, national providers."
Other ICT services, such as application support and project management services, will continue to be delivered under the existing common use arrangements the Government has in place with local suppliers.
Mr Marmion said the more robust ICT procurement regime would enable a cost-effective roll-out of Digital WA, a strategy that aimed for 70 per cent of transactions with Government to be done online by 2020.
"Digital WA will transform the way services are delivered by the public sector, improving service delivery to all West Australians," he said.
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