Japanese technology giant Fujitsu has picked up a new IT services contract with the Western Australian police force potentially worth $15 million over five years.
The deal, which Fujitsu said came about after an "intensive bidding process", will see Fujitsu provide WA Police with program, project and change management and business analysis services for the next three years, with an optional extension for another two after that.
"WA Police are pleased to have Fujitsu as a key supplier of our IT services. Fujitsu once again proved through the rigorous tender process their ability and capacity to deliver against WA Police's demanding requirements," WA Police acting superintendent Bill Leonard said in a statement this morning. "Importantly, Fujitsu's services provide WA Police with the capability to scale up and down on demand and in alignment with our needs."
The news comes as WA Police has over the past year inked quite a number of technology contracts and appointed a new chief information officer in January.
Ajilon, CSC, Empire, Objective and Motorola have all picked up work with the police force over the past year. In addition, Fujitsu already had been providing services to WA Police — the vendor's website contains several major case studies on how the Japanese company had helped the organisation rejuvenate its radio network and mobile data access, for example.