NHMRC awards outsourcing contract to Logica

Outsourcing contract awarded to IT service provider

The National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded a three-year outsourcing contract to IT services company Logica.

The contract is to provide ICT infrastructure, services and support. Logica will also provide ICT support and services for the Council’s staff located at Canberra and Melbourne, working at the National Institute of Clinical Studies.

It will also support the NHMRC’s requirements for back office infrastructure services for staff working remotely. “NHMRC is an independent statutory agency, and we need to procure services specific to our requirements and separate from the Department of Health and Ageing,” said Susan Bone, Director – IT Services, National Health & Medical Research Council.

Logica will implement new infrastructure, including a scalable and secure gateway; data networks infrastructure and provide service desk establishment, service management; security management, and desktop, server, and network support.

In addition to providing ICT Services, Logica will be tasked with implementing ICT infrastructure to support the organisation’s extensive grants management program. Project grants support individual researchers and research teams to conduct the highest quality research across all fields of health and medical research on researcher initiated projects.

“We selected Logica based on value for money, proactive relationship management, and strong methodology and technical expertise,” said Bone.

The value of the contract was not disclosed.

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