Atos, Datacom and NEC signed up for $3bn WA GovNext plan


Atos, Datacom and NEC have been selected by the WA Government to help it roll out its $3 billion GovNext ICT plan, according to The West Australian.

The three multinationals will deliver ICT services including telephone, cloud services, networks, data centres and server storage across government as part of a 10-year deal that the news source said was considered “one of the most lucrative contracts in the State’s history”.

Giles Nunis, CIO for the WA Government, told West Business that the State’s anticipated savings from the deal were “quite significant”, but he refrained from supplying any further detail.

As part of the deal, local small and medium business, such as datacentre operators, will be contracted by Datacom, NEC and Atos.

However, the new contracts with the major firms are not yet guaranteed, and the plan will be presented to the State Cabinet in the coming weeks.