Defence awards Kinetic IT $91m in contracts
The Department of Defence has awarded Kinetic IT two separate three-year contracts to provide IT service desk and service integration and management (SIAM) capabilities to Defence personnel.
The two contracts, which have a total value of $91 million, involve the delivery of support services for around 100,000 users across more than 450 Defence locations Australia-wide.
Victoria-based Kinetic IT will be establishing a regional office in Canberra to support the delivery of the contract, creating around 200 jobs across the ACT and New South Wales.
The contract was awarded through a tender process, concurrently with the award of the $99 million contract with Fujitsu to provide national deskside support services to Defence personnel.
Assistant Minister for Defence David Fawcett said the contracts will provide Defence with ICT support services for all staff at military bases, offices and sites across the country.
“Defence has been in negotiations with the successful tenderers to ensure that these contracts provide value for money and support military operations and business,” he said.
“I am excited to see Kinetic IT, an Australian owned and operated company, introduce their operations into the federal government arena....[Meanwhile Fujitsu Australia has a long-standing relationship with Defence, with over 600 staff dedicated to Defence activities and contracts.”
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