Kinetic IT has been awarded a five year IT Services Contract with Victoria Police, with three single year extensions available. Kinetic IT will deliver and support newly bundled end-to-end IT outsourcing services with an initial contract value of around $164 million.
The hotly contested contract is a key part of the Victoria Police IT Strategy to effectively manage and govern IT resources, and provide a suitable framework for future requirements. This contract consolidates services previously split into multiple contracts, formerly held by global outsourcers IBM and Fujitsu, into an all-encompassing solution.
The agreement will see Kinetic IT provide end-to-end management and support for Victoria Police’s major IT systems and services, with responsibility for service coordination and overall accountability for key partners.
Kinetic IT will engage Hewlett Packard Australia and Nextgen Group to deliver services as subcontractors under the agreement. Hewlett Packard will provide a critical role in supporting Victoria Police’s applications environment and mainframe requirements.
The overall contract includes the provision of mainframe and network infrastructure and supporting services; desktop, end user and helpdesk services; applications management and support; plus the provision of hardware, data centre and infrastructure services.
“We believe this new agreement is proof that the world of IT outsourcing is evolving, with more agile and modern solutions being the way of the future. We also believe the success of companies like Kinetic IT demonstrates Australia’s capability to lead the charge,” says Kinetic IT CEO Terry North.
The end-to-end Kinetic IT solution is aimed at achieving efficiencies and a higher quality of service, ensuring service continuity, flexibility and single-point accountability whilst still allowing Victoria Police to retain control of the strategic direction and governance.
The agreement will result in employment for approximately 180 Australian staff – particularly in the IT field.
“As an Australian company, Kinetic IT is passionate not only about offering local employment, but about supporting local communities through sponsorships (such as career and IT expos, as well as industry awards programs), providing education in schools, as well as training and workforce initiatives such as cadetships, traineeships and work experience via our NextUs and StepUp programs,” says North.
This new agreement will significantly expand Kinetic IT’s existing footprint in Victoria, with the company’s employee numbers set to increase to over 1200 across Australia early this year.