CSC wins $113m Transport for NSW network contract

Transport for NSW to move from seven separate networks to a single network

CSC has won a contract valued at up to $113 million to carry out an overhaul of Transport for NSW’s (TfNSW) networks.

CSC earlier this year completed its acquisition of Australian IT services firm UXC, which is listed as the contractor in the government’s contract note.

As part of a wide-ranging IT overhaul at TfNSW, CSC will consolidate seven separate networks used by some 25,000 staff at hundreds of locations across the state down to a single network.

“This upgrade will bring the whole transport team onto a single, fast and modern network, allowing staff to collaborate and work anywhere they need to – across locations or in the field – saving time and money,” TfNSW secretary Tim Reardon said.

The contract, slated for three years plus two optional one-year extensions, is part of the government agency’s Next Generation Infrastructure Services program.

As part of the program email will be shifted from multiple systems to a single cloud-based email platform and the agency will consolidate into the two GovDC data centres.

Also in scope are upgrades to some 25,000 PCs and 10,000 mobile phones, with the agency investing in mobile devices including iPads and laptops.

TfNSW is also upgrading its payroll, HR and procurement systems and investing in a new asset management system.

“Transport for NSW is responsible for delivering a record $38 billion infrastructure program over the next four years, including building new motorways, train lines and light rail networks to support the state’s growth,” Reardon said.

“We simply cannot keep running the transport network – supporting 16 million journeys a day across greater Sydney alone – and deliver this record infrastructure program for the people of NSW with slow, fragmented and out-dated IT systems.

“It’s no secret technology upgrades can be complex and organisations often face hiccups along the way, but we’re putting every step in place to ensure we’re sticking to time and budget on these major upgrades, and that we’re able to respond quickly to tackle any problems as they arise.”

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