Three-way split for $4.8m ministry deal

Three-way split for $4.8m ministry deal

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is splitting a $4.8 million agreement to support its software applications three ways between HP, Fronde and Datacom.

The three companies were selected to provide the ministry with software application support services over the coming three years, following a tender evaluation process.

In a statement, MSD chief information officer Tim Occleshaw said all three vendors have long-standing relationships with the ministry. He says the split of services means each provider can bring its own strengths to the ministry’s strategic programmes.

Fronde client services manager Mark Young says he is delighted that Fronde has been given an opportunity by MSD to provide support services for two of its core business applications, E-services and Solo.

“Through our ongoing support for the student allowances and loans application, we have had a long and successful relationship with MSD for nearly 10 years. We are looking forward to delivering an enhanced range of support services and further developing our mutual relationship with the ministry, helping them to achieve their desired business outcomes.”

HP national public sector manager Jillian Dimock says HP works with the ministry on a number of projects.

“We’ve been selected to provide ongoing support for the J2E business application that will be handled by our Christchurch and Wellington offices. The ministry has a history of selecting different vendors to provide specific skill sets, so this is not unusual.”

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