ASG picks up $13m DBCDE win


Australian listed IT services group ASG has won a $13 million deal to provide the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy with IT services for at least three years.

The deal will see ASG provide the department with a comprehensive range of IT services, including managed voice services, according to a statement issued today by the IT services firm. It did not say how the services were previously provided, but the department uses Alcatel IP telephony handsets under a deal inked in August 2006 with local integrator BTAS.

“ASG is particularly pleased to be offering this extended capability in the managed voice area and we will allocate additional resources to the department, including end user support, mid-range infrastructure, voice, network, and cross-platform services,” said ASG’s chief officer of sales and strategic operations Murray Rosa.

The value of the contract is $13 million, but ASG noted it could provide the department with additional project services.

ASG said the deal – which has an initial life of 3 years, plus 3 one-year extension options — brought the total value of contracts it had won since January this year to about $71 million. And there’s more coming.

“ASG will shortly announce more opportunities of almost double this value,” said Rosa.