Queensland Health is expected to spend between $20 million and $40 million over the next three years as part of a complete refresh of its telecommunications infrastructure.
The contract for the refresh has gone to second-tier outsourcer, UXC. The company’s managing director, Cris Nicolli, described the contract win as a huge boost for the company.
The contract term runs for three years, with the option of a further two single-year extensions.
According to Queensland Health, the contract will see the replacement, and ongoing service of its complete telecommunications infrastructure throughout the state.
“UXC will supply Queensland Health with products and services including telecommunications infrastructure products, telecommunications infrastructure services, as well as associated service delivery and support mechanisms,” said Queensland Health chief information officer, Ray Brown, in a statement provided to iTnews.
UXC’s Nicolli estimates the company will add around 140 staff. “We’ve already brought a few on board to handle a contract we won at Gold Coast Hospital,” he said.
“We’ll be building on those numbers, and we’ve already started ramping up [for Queensland Health]."