Immigration signs $115m contract extension with Optus

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Immigration signs $115m contract extension with Optus
Randall Brugeaud.

Three-year deal covers telco and IT managed services.

The Department of Immigration has extended a long-running partnership with Optus for a further three years at a value of $115 million.

The latest contract is the first since Immigration merged with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service earlier this year. The new deal covers the expanded department.

Optus has supplied telecommunications services to the department since 2001. An earlier four-year renewal in 2008 was valued at $143 million, while its 2014 two-year contract renewal was worth $52 million.

Along with telecommunications services, Optus will also supply managed IT services to the department.

The telco will support CCTV and radio communications along with close to 15,000 IP handsets, more than 1000 wireless access points and nearly 1000 LAN switches. It will also provide helpdesk services.

“This agreement with Optus provides dynamic, secure infrastructure to seamlessly integrate our telecommunications environment and support our future vision for the organisation,” Immigration CIO Randall Brugeaud said in a statement.

Optus also supplies telecommunications services to a number of other federal government departments and agencies including the ATO and the Department of Agriculture.

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