Department of Defence hands $9 million contracts to Accenture

27 April 2020 2 min. read

The Australian arm of Accenture has won two major contracts at the Department of Defence. 

The global consulting and technology giant landed a $3.9 million deal with the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to support with the renewal of software licences from a large system vendor. Due to the confidentiality of the system, more details on the project have not been released. The deal builds on previous work Accenture delivered for the program, including the selection and acquisition of the software.

The second win is a $5 million managed services contract for Defence’s LAND Simulation Core 2.0 project, which provides army and navy with a virtual, constructive and gaming training environment that can be accessed on demand and at the point of need. Using such a virtual and augmented environment, Defence aims to better prepare its workforce for dealing with real-life situations when needed.

Accenture wins $9 million contracts at Department of Defence

According to a spokesperson for the Department of Defence, Accenture was selected following a competitive tender process, with the firm selected because it “offered the best value for money outcomes” for the Commonwealth. The contract runs from February 2020 to August 2021. 

Accenture is one of the trusted suppliers to Australia’s Defence. The consulting firm among others developed and now sustains the maintenance management system that supports aircraft operations for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The ADF is responsible for the operation of more than 500 aircraft (of almost 30 types) across the three services – Navy, Army and Air Force.

And in December last year, Accenture won a $9.7 million contract to help the Department with its PostingConnect project, an initiative to improve and simplify the overall posting experience of ADF members through automating and more streamlined processes. Around 15 to 20 Accenture staff are working on the project throughout the contract’s duration up to November 2022.

Earlier this year, Defence awarded consulting contracts to the Big Four and McKinsey & Company.