The Cabinet Office has selected Atos Origin to provide IT managed services for the Government Gateway under a £46.7m contract.
The Government Gateway acts as a single point of entry for services provided by organisations including HM Revenue and Customs, the Department for Work and Pensions and local authorities. It is a central part of Whitehall's Transformational Government strategy.
Government chief information officer John Suffolk said, "The Government Gateway is a key component of common infrastructure and supports the public sector response to the ambitious challenge for shared services set out in the Transformational Government paper."
As part of the deal, Atos will work in partnership with Microsoft as part of the Engage project team, which is responsible for the Government Gateway. The Atos contract will initially run to March 2011.
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