MoD lab awards £60m outsourcing contract to Steria

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), part of the Ministry of Defence, has awarded a £60m contract to IT services supplier Steria for the provision of ICT services over an eight-year period, which will begin on 1 April 2011.

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), part of the Ministry of Defence, has awarded a £60m contract to IT services supplier Steria for the provision of ICT services over an eight-year period, which will begin on 1 April 2011.

Steria will be responsible for delivering core IT services for DSTL's corporate networks, including maintaining its IT infrastructure, providing IT helpdesk support, and technical support for ad-hoc departmental projects.

DSTL said Steria met its requirements of flexibility, service delivery, information security requirements and value for money.

John Torrie, Steria UK and India CEO, said, "[We are] committed to delivering significant cost savings over the contract lifetime and supporting DSTL in its drive to improve workplace efficiency and IT asset utilisation."

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