The Australian Capital Territory Government has renewed its Cisco support services agreement with Perth-based managed services provider Cirrus Networks.
The $4 million, three-year renewal follows the agreement the two parties signed in 2019, under which Cirrus provides Cisco SmartNET network maintenance and support services to the ACT government.
Cirrus said the renewal was secured after a “comprehensive” bidding process and was part of the company’s longstanding relationship with the ACT government. The company said it will provide both its Preferred Partner Support and Direct Supplier Support models to secure the contract.
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with ACT Government and to be their partner of choice for Cisco network maintenance and support. We understand ACT Government’s priorities in delivering a cost-effective solution with demonstrated value that is competitive in the marketplace,” said Chris McLaughlin, Managing Director and Managing Director of Cirrus.
“This is a testament to the talented Canberra team, which continues to be recognized for its customer-centric approach and market-leading network management and support solutions. We look forward to the next 3 years with the ACT government and the continuation of the relationship.
“This win adds to the more than $40 million in contracts won for the Canberra office this fiscal year.”
The initial contract signed in 2019 was worth $5 million over a three-year period.
The deal with the ACT government is the ASX-listed company’s third major contract it has publicly announced for 2022, following the $15.5 million contract with water and water utility provider Wastewater Icon Water announced in April and the $4.5 million storage infrastructure agreement with Geoscience Australia announced in January.
Cirrus reported what it called a “disappointing” first half of fiscal 2022, citing difficulties with global semiconductor shortages and for dealing with a hostile takeover attempt by the web hosting company. and telecommunications services Webcentral through 2021. The company at the time said it was optimistic for the second half as projects begin and the workforce becomes more accessible.