Lockheed beats CSC for ATO deal

Summary:The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has announced Lockheed Martin Australia as the preferred tenderer for its end-user computing bundle, estimated to be worth around $60 million a year.

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has announced Lockheed Martin Australia as the preferred tenderer for its end-user computing bundle, estimated to be worth around $60 million a year.

Australian Taxation Office

Lockheed Martin has been named as the ATO's preferred tenderer for its end-user computing bundle. (Credit: Liam Tung/ZDNet Australia)

Lockheed Martin has beaten shortlisted competitor CSC to supply printers, faxes and back-end infrastructure to the tax office.

Lockheed Martin will also work with the ATO to implement a new IT support help desk for staff, with a single point of contact.

The original ATO shortlist announced in 2008 consisted of CSC, HP Enterprise Service, Kaz Group, Unisys and Lockheed Martin.

The ATO separated its one large IT outsourcing contract into three in 2007 after taking an axe to its 10-year deal with EDS. The three separate contracts were worth around $1 billion over five years.

The tax office expects to sign contracts with Lockheed Martin in August this year.

Topics: Legal, Outsourcing

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