ASG nets $40m Western Power contract

05/08/2015 - 15:27

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ASG Group has announced a new $40 million contract with Western Power, joining Zetta Group and Nextgen Group in winning new information and communications technology contracts with the utility.

ASG Group has announced a new $40 million contract with Western Power, joining Zetta Group and Nextgen Group in winning new information and communications technology contracts with the utility.

The Perth-based ICT company's new contract is for a three-year term, with two possible extensions of two years each.

This follows five years of previous managed services work for Western Power.

ASG said that, after a tender process, the company was the only incumbent vendor to be retained by Western Power.

The scope of ASG’s services has also been expanded.

ASX-listed ASG said it would now manage a consolidation and move of Western Power’s data centre, as well as manage a vendor transition program on behalf of the utility.

Western Power said ASG would provide server, storage and service desk services.

ASG chief executive Geoff Lewis said the company was leading the way in ICT in the utilities sector.

“Our reputation, pricing model and industry experience are proving to be the winning combination to secure these large deals,” he said.

“ASG understands the business imperatives for utility providers and we have the experience in implementing effective solutions.” 

Last week, Perth-based Zetta Group announced a multi-million dollar contract with Western Power to provide end user computing support to its staff.

That contract is worth approximately $15.6 million over three years.

Western Power head of ICT Leigh Sprlyan said the company was leveraging significant ICT resources to ensure efficient operation.

Western Power is improving its business practices and contract management to benefit all our electricity customers, and as a result of the recent commercial tender process, the new ICT contracts are expected to deliver $7 million in savings over the next five years,” he said.

Western Power also said it had recently signed a contract with Nextgen, under which the utility will pay Nextgen $2.8 million for the first five years of use of its data centre facilities.

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