CSC cements WA footing with $4.3M deal

Outsourcer to integrate prisoner database

The Western Australia Department of Corrective Services has inked a three-year $4.3 million IT services contract with CSC for the supply of applications support for its prisoner database.

The database has maintained records of all WA criminal offenders in custody since 2000 and is a core component of prison and detention centre operations.

Corrective services business systems director, Ravi Ravindran, said outsourcer CSC will work jointly with the department to develop an integrated offender management regime.

The Corrective Services and the state Attorney General’s department handed CSC a separate five-year, multi-million dollar contract to provide backend infrastructure for the courts and prisons applications, network security, and help desk.

That contract supports the integration between corrective services, the WA Police, and the WA Department of Transport, and will clock up $10.5 million in the first year.

CSC extended its four-year IT services deal with giant BlueScope Steel last month, after appointing new president and former Commonwealth Bank manager Gavin Larkings.

The deal is an extension of an arrangement that goes back to May 2000 and involves CSC providing the resource giant with consulting, applications development, systems integration, end user services and disaster recovery.

Also last month, CSC renewed a $7 million deal with the Australian Taxation Office to deploy its Australian Business Registration system.

In December, CSC netted an $8 million contract with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to provide mainframe and network communications services.

The contract runs until 2013 and is an extension of an existing arrangement, plus the implementation of a new disaster recovery system.

In June, financial services giant AMP entered into a revised $150 million outsourcing contract over six-years with CSC, with the option for additional services to a total of $300 million.

And in May, the Western Australia Police entered into two five-year IT service contracts with CSC for application support and consulting services.

Both deals came after CSC joined a throng of ICT companies in announcing staff cuts in April. Since the economy began picking up, however, CSC has signaled its intentions to increase its headcount.

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