Tax Office Dumps HP, Pays Dell $12 Million For PCs
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has dumped Hewlett Packard in favour of Dell Australia as its major supplier of personal computers for the next four years.
It has put in an initial order to Dell for the supply of no fewer than 12,000 Dell 7050 desktop PCs and 250 laptops to replace its current fleet, many of which are at the end of their lives.
Cost of the order is put at $12 million, suggesting a price of about $950 per device.
The ATO chose Dell from an ICT hardware and associated services panel that was set up in September in 2015
The ATO said the change is part of its normal refresh cycle for devices that are “beyond end of life”. The contract will run until April 2023.