Datacraft, FX win GSN replacement

Official announcement yet to be made

Datacraft and partner FX Networks appear to have won the contract for the replacement of the Government Shared Network.

The shortlisted candidates were Datacraft and Gen-i. The State Services Commission won’t confirm until the full contract is signed, but sources at Gen-i confirm that their opposition has been successful.

No-one at Datacraft or FX was available for comment.

The Government Shared Network was aimed to provide shared services across a secure shared infrastructure. It was first mooted in 2005 and built in 2007 and 2008 by a consortium led by IBM. However, the project fell apart earlier this year as services were slow to arrive.

The project was canned in February, prompting two separate enquiries, one into the procurement process and one into the causes of the failure.

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