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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 10 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 have shortlisted to three respondents: IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Lockheed Martin. The CP Services RFT closed in January 2013 and evaluation of Tenders was completed.

Defence has 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) to proceed to the next phase of CP Services RFT parallel negotiations with Defence.

Industry queries may be directed to the representatives of the shortlisted respondents, as seen below:

IBM - Peter R Hewat
Business Development Executive/Client Solution Executive
Strategic Outsourcing
Mobile: (+61) 0407 099 750

Lockheed Martin - Hans Tench
Business Development Director South Asia
Office: (+61) 02 6269 0406
Mobile: (+61) 0438 416 151


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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