The contract can be extended thrice, for two years at a time, meaning that it can run for nine years in toto.
Vocus said in a statement that it would provide up to 230 service across 80 ATO sites on its secure network, with IP WAN, Internet and data centre connectivity for all existing and future ATO sites.
The company will provide most of the ATO's services through its own fibre network, connecting all Australian capital cities with regional centres and Asia.
“We’re very proud of the strong record we have in delivering secure, reliable and high performing services for the Federal Government,” he said.
“Winning this contract, which provides the foundational layer of the ATO’s national network infrastructure, shows the trust and confidence large government agencies have in our network and our capability to deliver brilliant solutions made simple.
“Importantly, it is also our culture and the way we work that differentiates us for customers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this tender was primarily conducted virtually.
"Our team demonstrated that we will go the extra mile to make things as simple, easy and transparent as possible. These are key reasons why we’ve built significant levels of trust with our government customers.”
The Vocus deal is one of the last big contracts to be awarded under the Digital Transformation Agency's Telecommunications Services Panel of which Vocus was a member.
Over the life of the TSP and its predecessors, Vocus has tendered and delivered a contracts for the Bureau of Meteorology, the Department of Finance’s Government Network Services Branch, Department of Treasury, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, Department of Defence, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
The TSP has now been replaced by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Marketplace, announced last week.