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Posts Tagged ‘defence’
Blog, Enterprise IT - Friday, September 27, 2013 14:51 - 4 Comments
blog Those of you who keep an eye on the extremely large IT purchasing habits of the Department of Defence will recall that the Department has had a long-running tendering initiative going for what it calls “Centralised Processing” services. Probably the major portion of the work is the consolidation of more than 200 Defence datacentres to less than ten domestic and three international facilities. The contract has been out to market for a year, with IBM, HP and Lockheed Martin the players in contention. However, this week Defence knocked HP out of the running, news which appears to have been first reported by the Financial Review today. Defence’s site for the contract states:
“On 28 September 2012, Defence released a Request for Tender (RFT) for the provision of Centralised Processing Services and have shortlisted to three respondents: IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Lockheed Martin. The CP Services RFT closed in January 2013 and evaluation of Tenders was completed. Defence has proceeded into parallel negotiations with all three Tenderers in August 2013.
On 24 September 2013, Defence undertook a further downselect of tenderers (IBM and Lockheed Martin) to proceed to the next phase of CP Services RFT parallel negotiations with Defence.”
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- Defence desktop overhaul gets green light
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Australian desktop: It should be mandatory
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- Farr’s forward march: Defence wins IT funding
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