Government secures another major agreement with global software supplier

1 February 2017

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has secured a pan-government agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) New Zealand – a significant global ICT supplier to New Zealand’s government agencies. This builds on the previous pan-government agreements DIA has negotiated with global ICT suppliers.

Government Chief Technology Officer, Tim Occleshaw, is pleased to achieve this milestone. “This agreement aligns with our strategy of New Zealand Government acting as a single customer and will support government agencies in embracing the move to the cloud. This system-wide approach is key to government’s digital services transformation as part of the shift to a digital economy and society.”

The agreement will result in substantial savings across the public sector over its initial three-year term, as well as saving time and resources through a simplified procurement process. 
It also means all public sector agencies are able to access pricing that reflects the purchasing power of NZ government, as well as products that are structured in a manner that aligns with how the government wants to consume ICT services.

“More widely,” he says, “this agreement presents an exciting and important opportunity for New Zealand. It demonstrates the collaboration and collective strength that agency chief executives aspired to when we developed the Government ICT Strategy. Our vision is to create a single, coherent government ICT system that enables a radical transformation of public services. Our agreement with HPE is another step towards achieving this goal.”

 

Contact:

DIA media phone: 027 535 8639 
email: media@dia.govt.nz

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