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Centralised Processing

Centralised Processing Project

The Defence Strategic Reform Program (SRP), which commenced in 2009, aims to deliver gross savings of $20b over ten years. Of this, $1.9b is to be delivered through Defence Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Reform.

The Centralised Processing (CP) Project is part of this suite of ICT reforms. The primary objective of the CP Project is to establish a single, integrated capability for the management and provision of data centre facilities, infrastructure and services at the Unclassified, Restricted and Secret information security domain levels.

What is Centralised Processing?

Why Centralised Processing?

Project Governance

Industry and Acquisition Approach

On 28 September 2012, Defence released a Request for Tender (RFT) for the provision of Centralised Processing Services and shortlisted to three respondents: IBM, Hewlett Packard, and Lockheed Martin Australia. The CP Services RFT closed in January 2013 and evaluation of Tenders was completed in July 2013.

Defence proceeded into parallel negotiations with all three Tenderers in August 2013.

On 24 September 2013, Defence undertook a further downselect of tenderers (IBM and Lockheed Martin Australia) to proceed to the next phase of parallel negotiations.

On 1 May 2014, Defence announced Lockheed Martin Australia as the CP Project Preferred Tenderer.


Contacting the Centralised Processing Project:

All enquiries with regards to the CP Project should be made in writing via the group email address:

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