Amey awards $87m IT services contract

Engineering company Amey outsources application development and management to CSC as part of seven-year contract

Engineering company Amey has outsourced application development and management to CSC as part of a seven-year contract worth $87m.

In the UK, CSC will develop and manage SAP and customised applications. The deal covers all UK business units of the engineering consultancy.

Amey CIO Darryl Salmons said the contract will give the company the flexibility it requires to grow. 

“To support our growth agenda, we were looking for a partner that could provide us with a leveraged set of capabilities and the flexibility we need today and into the future,” he said.

This contract is evidence of progress in CSC’s strategy to increase its UK private sector business. The company has a large public sector customer base, but UK managing director Sanjiv Gossain recently told Computer Weekly that the company is focused on building its private sector business. 

CSC generated global revenues of about $12bn in 2013, split almost equally between the public and private sectors.

Read more about Ferrovial, CSC and Amey

Amey is a UK engineering consultancy and public service provider with over 21,000 employees. Owned by Spanish company Ferrovial, which reported revenues of more than $8bn in 2013, it is involved in the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of transport and commercial infrastructures. 

In the UK, Ferrovial owns and operates Heathrow, Southampton, Aberdeen and Glasgow international airports and is a major investor in the London Underground. It has more than 60,000 employees worldwide.

Ferrovial CIO Federico Florez Gutierrez recently told Computer Weekly that the company's IT is complex due to the variety of businesses in the group. For example, the IT team has to manage local applications and vertical applications and it centrally manages communications, IT purchasing and IT security for the entire group.

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