Government awards £500m Constitutional Affairs IT contracts

The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) has awarded contracts worth a total of £500m to Atos Origin and Logica CMG to provide a new unified IT infrastructure and improved applications to support DCA clients and staff.

The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) has awarded contracts worth a total of £500m to Atos Origin and Logica CMG to provide a new unified IT infrastructure and improved applications to support DCA clients and staff.

The announcement follows a two-year DCA competitive process known as the Development, Innovation and Support Contracts (DISC) procurement programme.

The new contracts will run over seven-years. The DCA said the contracts would “ensure both value for money to the taxpayer and support the continued modernisation of the DCA by playing a key role in delivering fewer and simpler systems that best meet customer needs”.

The contracts are the culmination of a process that commenced with consultation between the DISC programme, the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) and the IT industry through the Intellect Concept Viability Forum.

A new infrastructure contract has been awarded to ATOS Origin, and an applications contract has been awarded to Logica CMG. ATOS said its deal was worth £350m.

DCA permanent secretary Alex Allan said, “The contracts will present an opportunity for the Department, Her Majesty's Court Services and the Tribunals Services to exploit new technology to ensure that we continue to improve the service we offer.”

The new IT contracts will replace those held by EDS, Liberata, Fujitsu, STL, Accenture, and Cable & Wireless. These contracts expire in 2007 and 2008.


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