TransACT Chief Executive Officer, Ivan Slavich, welcomed the deal which he said would extends over 10 years and said the company was pleased to establish another long-term relationship with a government agency.
Slavich said the new agreement followed a jump in demand for TransACT’s data centre services, and also followed a similar $8.6 million agreement for TransACT with the Department of Finance and Deregulation in August this year.
“We’ve seen a huge increase in the take-up of our services over the last twelve months, particularly since announcing a 4.5 MVA power and support infrastructure upgrade.”
CrimTrac Chief Executive Officer, Doug Smith, said the agreement would support CrimTrac’s ongoing information management initiatives, and satisfied the organisation’s requirements for secure, reliable and cost-effective data centre services to underpin the national policing information capabilities provided by CrimTrac.
“This is an important foundation for CrimTrac to continue to provide reliable services that support our police partner agencies. We’re glad to partner with TransACT and are looking forward to a close relationship throughout the duration of this contract.”
The ten year contract between TransACT and CriTrac has been reached through the Australian Government’s “Ready Now” Panel for Data Centre Facilities, managed by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).
CrimTrac, an executive agency within the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s portfolio, was established in 2000 under an Inter-Government Agreement between the Commonwealth and each of Australia’s nine police agencies.