Northern Territory (NT) government officials
have selected Fujitsu as preferred tenderer for an AU$150 million,
four-year desktop and helpdesk services contract.
The request for tender covered the supply of desktop, laptop,
server and other technologies for around 10,000 computers, and
ran from October to November.
Tenders were received from Fujitsu, CSC, Hewlett-Packard and Unisys,
according to corporate and information services minister Dr Chris
The government's current contract with CSC for desktop and
helpdesk services will expire on June 30, 2006.
"Fujitsu has been chosen as preferred tenderer because they
best met the overall requirements of the contract, primarily by
providing the best value for taxpayers' money, and best meeting
the business requirements of the agencies," he said.
"In particular, Fujitsu have demonstrated how they propose to
deliver unprecedented levels of services to regional and remote
[Northern Territory government] sites.
"We anticipate no net loss in the number of jobs required to
deliver these services. In fact, a slight increase in jobs is
Assuming negotiations with Fujitsu were successful, the new
contract would be completed by the end of March, said Burns.
This contract would begin on 29 June 2006.