Acer snags multimillion dollar deal with ABS

Acer has won a tender with the Australian Bureau of Statistics to provide its desktop computers.

in brief Acer has won a tender with the Australian Bureau of Statistics to provide its desktop computers.

The two-year contract is thought to be worth AU$4 million and will see Acer supplying the Bureau with over 3,000 PCs and monitors.

Under the refresh, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will rollout Acer's Veriton 1000 -- which Acer announced last month will also be deployed at the Victoria Parliament, with the installation of 400 of the PCs.

According to an ABS tender, the Bureau is also now looking for a software vendor to supply Business Process Management Suites (BPMS) to provide tools for process management, project management and knowledge management. The contract is estimated to be worth between AU$50,000 and AU$1 million.

The ABS deal follows another recent government contract win for Acer, in Victoria. The computer manufacturer announced earlier this month that it will supply 10,000 PCs over a six month period to the Victoria Police at an estimated value of AU$10 million.