Auckland based IT company Datacom has won a $248 million contract with Australia's Department of Health.

The deal will see Datacom supply ICT infrastructure and support services to the Australian Government, in a win that followed what Datacom said was a "fiercely competitive process".

Datacom Group chief executive Jonathan Ladd said the deal was validation of the company's work.

"We're delighted to have been awarded this work after going through a fiercely competitive process and an extensive follow up to ensure a support model that met the needs of the Department of Health," Ladd said. "Securing the Department of Health appointment recognises our significant track record, of public sector delivery, advanced technical capabilities and our long term commitment to the federal government market."


Datacom has worked with a number of federal government agencies in Australia including the customs service, border protection service, the Crimtrac law enforcement services information sharing system, the Department of the Environment, Australian Tax Office, the competition watchdog ACCC, Airservices Australia and the National Health and Medical Research Council.

The 50 year old company is one of Australasia's largest locally owned technology service providers with revenue of more than $920 million annually.