NT govt's $130m ICT tender pot

Summary:The Northern Territory Government has slowly been awarding whole-of-government tenders worth around $130 million to companies such as Dell, Optus and NEC.

The Northern Territory Government has slowly been awarding whole-of-government tenders worth around $130 million to companies such as Dell, Optus and NEC.

The NT Government put out a tender in July last year, and just about every major technology company was interested. IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Fujitsu, Oracle, Dell, Cisco, Avaya, Telstra, Optus and even Apple had originally downloaded the tender documents from the NT Government's tender site.

Following inquiries on the status of this tender from ZDNet Australia, the government provided the following table detailing how the tender has been divided and awarded since submissions closed in September 2009.

Tender: Awarded to: Amount: Period:
Central service centre Kinetic IT Pty Ltd $24,305,216 36 months
Network management CSG Services Pty Ltd $10,662,067 36 months
Desktop and server management CSG Services Pty Ltd $49,119,549 36 months
Fixed voice network management NEC Australia Pty Ltd $12,000,000 36 months
Mobile phone carriage Optus Networks Pty Ltd¹ $2,610,879 36 months
Satellite phone carriage Optus Networks Pty Ltd $621,575 36 months
Pivotel Satellite Pty Ltd $621,294 36 months
Data network carriage Amcom Pty Ltd¹ $16,409,250 60 months
Hardware supply — desktops Dell Australia Pty Ltd $5,144,013 12 months
Hardware supply — laptops Dell Australia Pty Ltd $3,078,664 12 months
Hardware supply — printers CSG Services Pty Ltd $1,082,275 12 months
Hardware supply — servers CSG Services Pty Ltd $1,015,560 12 months
Dell Australia Pty Ltd $1,064,700 12 months
Fujitsu Australia Ltd $982,800 12 months
Hardware supply — network equipment CSG Services Pty Ltd $977,130 12 months

¹Negotiations are underway with other vendors for part of this tender.

Negotiations were still taking place for fixed voice carriage and internet carriage tenders.

(Front page image credit: Data Center image by Sean Ellis, CC2.0)

Topics: Dell

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