IT Brief NZ - Datacom wins A$242M Australian federal health IT contract

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Datacom wins A$242M Australian federal health IT contract

Auckland-based IT services firm Datacom has won a A$242 million contract to provide infrastructure and support services to the Australian federal Department of Health following what the company says was a "fiercely competitive process."

Datacom group chief executive Jonathan Ladd said in a statement the contract represented a departure from normal contract terms by making Datacom responsible for a range of agreed outcomes while leaving Datacom free to determine the best way to deliver them.

The contract involved provision of an "outcomes-based fully managed service, with consumption-based pricing and a strong focus on service delivery."

The win adds to Datacom's portfolio of contracts with federal government agencies in Australia, including the customs service, border protection service, the Crimtrac law enforcement services information-sharing system, the Department of the Environment, Australian Tax Office, the competition watchdog ACCC, Airservices Australia and the National Health and Medical Research Council.

The privately held firm is one of Australasia's largest locally owned technology service providers.

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