ACC replaces Gen-i as its ICT services supplier

Government agency in negotiations with successful bidder

The Accident Compensation Corporation is in negotiations with a successful bidder to supply ICT services, replacing Gen-i, which didn’t bid.

CIO Paul Jepson says an open request for proposal was issued.

“We have concluded the selection process and are currently in the negotiation phase of the RFP process,” he says.

“We are unable to comment further at this time but expect to make an announcement once negotiations have been completed and contracts finalised.”

Computerworld has been told the successful bidder is Datacom.

A five-year contract with Gen-i was revisited nearly 18 months before it was due to expire in December.

Gen-i tipped out the incumbent, Unisys when it won the deal in 2007. At the time, Computerworld reported that the contract was thought to be worth around $125 million.

But it was based on 24x7 service, rather than an 8am to 5pm service that Unisys provided, with additional charges for service outside those hours.

Senior Gen-i staff have previously told Computerworld that the contract has been costly for Gen-i to meet.

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