Cybertrust has retained its position providing secure gateway services to the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO), after the agency put the work on the market in February.
ANAO is a public agency which audits government departments and statutory bodies. The group had around 316 staff as at 30 June of this year, with the majority of those located in Canberra.
The agency recently signed Cybertrust to a new three-year, AU$448,000 contract, after putting the work out in a tender in the February/March timeframe of this year.
The agency's chief information officer Gary Pettigrove told ZDNet Australia yesterday by telephone that Cybertrust was chosen for reasons relating to quality of service, price and certification.
"We went through a tender process, we had a number of tenderers, and we picked one," he added, declining to name the unsuccessful vendors.
The new contract will last from 28 September this year through 31 October, 2009.
According to Pettigrove, other current IT projects at the agency include an initiative to purchase an electronic document and records management system, in addition to the pending re-launch of the agency's Web site.
The group's Intranet portal was also recently re-launched, running on Microsoft's Sharepoint solution. Work is still going on in that area.