ASX-listed service provider KAZ Technology Services and voice specialist Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications have been awarded outsourcing contracts for the Federal Government’s Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA).
KAZ has been awarded a contract to provide desktop LAN/WAN services, application support and database administration services to the department, while Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications will fulfil the department’s voice needs.
The department is currently being served under the Group 5 outsourcing contract, which has seen the technology needs of DCITA and four other departments serviced by prime contractor Telstra Enterprise Services (TES). This contract expires on the June 30, 2004.
KAZ won the tender for DCITA’s data services after being selected from a group of government-endorsed suppliers, while Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications won the voice services contract from a restricted field of service providers authorised by the Whole of Government Telecommunications Arrangements signatories.