The Australian Taxation Office signed a contract-extension deal with IT engineering leader Leidos Australia valued at almost AU$98 million. The deal is a 33-month contract extension to deliver its End User Technology Support Services (EUTS) to the ATO. Through the renewed contract, Leidos Australia will continue to offer its “end-user computer services to the government agency and its workforce of more than 25,000 employees till 2023.
The IT company will also be responsible for delivering a modern digital workspace under the ATO’s 2024 Vision program. The program aims at enhancing the reliability and stability of end-user platforms and tools and increase the ATO’s consumption of cloud-based services.
Leidos Australia and the ATO’s tech relationship
Pioneer tech company Leidos Australia first signed the contract with the ATO for its tech services in 2010. The contract was to expire by the end of June 2020 and now, the IT services provider will continue to deliver its services to the ATO until April 2023.
Under the latest contract renewal, Leidos is expected to deliver a modernization project that will be inclusive of a new IT service management platform, enhancing the current IT infrastructure library process and service integration and management model.
In addition to the contract renewal, the ATO handed a separate 29-month contract extension to the company for its Enterprise Service Management Centre (ESMC) Services in November last year. The AU$87 million deal was for the extension of the tech company’s IT service management services and service desk.
Leidos Australia on the announcement
Leidos is a Fortune 500 IT, engineering and science solutions and services company that works towards solving the world’s challenges in intelligence, defence, homeland security, health and civil markets. Caroline Dawson, Vice President of IT Services at Leidos Australia said they have a longstanding relationship with the ATO of providing them with secure, innovative and sustainable industry-leading solutions.
The contract-extension draws on their deep experience supporting the government and business in their cloud-adoption journeys, she adds. The company looks forward to continuing this journey of delivering cutting-edge services and support to the ATO.
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