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SCC extends HMRC deal

Channel player gets another five-year contract worth £91m to continue to work with the government’s tax department

SCC has landed a lucrative extension to its contract with HM Revenue & Customs, with the channel player having delivered IT software and services support over the past seven years.

The firm has been rewarded with a five-year extension by HMRC, worth £91m, as it built on the customs declaration processing (CDP) deal it signed back in 2016. There is also an option for HMRC to extend the relationship by a further couple of years. 

SCC is working with IBM to deliver a range of services, including handling software licences and support services, declaration management service (DMS) licences and support services, plus updating licences to cover next-gen technology and requirements.

SCC is a platinum partner for IBM and has worked with the vendor for more than four decades, which adds further strength to the channel player’s pitch to the likes of HMRC.

There will also be the provision of professional services to support the development of CDP and picking up the technical requirements that fall out of that process.

Richard Reader, head of public sector at SCC, said it had worked hard to establish a solid relationship with the HMRC over the course of the CDP services contract.

“We are thrilled to extend our contract with HMRC to deliver IT software and services that help this critical government department evolve its digital strategy. This new contract builds on the trusted partnership we have established over the past five years and demonstrates SCC’s commitment to service excellence, despite challenging conditions created by the pandemic,” he said.

“Transforming to a digital landscape is the ambition of all government departments, and we are already helping customers on their digital transformation journey by architecting technical solutions, designing and running transformation programmes, and underpinning the resulting services through our network of service centres,” Reader added.

For SCC, the extension with HMRC isn’t just a boost for that relationship, but also puts the business in a strong place in terms of the public sector and central government departments and adds to work the firm is doing with the Home Office, Ministry of Defence and HM Land Registry.

Throughout last year, comments made by some of the large channel players in quarterly numbers and in comments shared with investors indicated that the public sector had been an ongoing source of growth for resellers.

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