Lockheed Martin wins $60m ATO end-user computing contract

Lockheed Martin has beaten out CSC to pick up the hotly contested Australian Tax Office's (ATO) $60 million end-user computing contract.

The contract was put out to tender in August 2008 with incumbent provider EDS being cut along with Kaz (now Fujitsu) from the shortlist in November.

The ATO settled on Lockheed Martin over CSC and Unisys but still has to finalise the contract details, which it expects to do by August.

Lockheed Martin will provide support for the ATO's office printers, faxes, desktops - including 25,000 new devices rolled out by EDS since October last year - and back-end infrastructure. It will also support the ATO's Enterprise Service Management Centre (ESMC), which includes help desk and service management integration.

In a statement ATO CIO, Bill Gibson said the process "continues to focus on a ‘value for money’ solution as part of an outcome-based contract".

Another contract, for Centralised Computing Services, is still under evaluation.

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