DI MARCO SLAMS BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL IN DISPUTE OVER IT COST BLOWOUTS
Written on the 30 January 2017 by Business News Australia
TECHNOLOGYONE CEO Adrian Di Marco has slammed the Brisbane City Council (BCC) over its handling of a contract dispute with the company.
In a statement, Di Marco (pictured) says the council did not activate any of the contractual dispute resolution processes set out in the contract and the company was not aware of a dispute until the press release.
However, the Brisbane City Council says that the Lord Mayor Graham Quirk was made aware late last year that the IT systems replacement project was up to 18 months behind schedule with potential cost overruns, and in October halted payments to Technology One before commissioning a review to "get the project back on track".
"Following a briefing from this review last week, the Lord Mayor directed Council officers to renegotiate the contract, with a six month deadline for Technology One to provide an acceptable IT system to Council," says the council in a statement.
TechnologyOne secured the contract through tender in early 2015, but says the project quickly increased in scope when a further 500 business processes were identified that needed to be included in the system.
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