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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has awarded a £6.3m contract to Capgemini

Last week we announced that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has awarded a £6.3m contract to Capgemini to provide application support and infrastructure management for leading ERP system. 
Chris Gravestock, Account Director for FCO at Capgemini, said: "We are pleased to be continuing our work with the FCO. This new agreement will give the FCO a seamless upgrade to the latest software versions and excellent value for money, with the support of a leaner and more flexible team."

The story was covered by a number of leading media including Computing, Computer Business Review, Cloud Pro, Business Cloud News and Consultant News. All stories quote both Chris Gravestock, and Tim Gardner, the FCO’s Corporate Services Centre Director:

“With the change in approach to service delivery, this new deal with Capgemini will allow us to make significant cost savings, while ensuring systems continue to support a large number of Government Departments that reside on the overseas platform provided by the FCO,” said Gardner.

There are also more in-depth pieces on Diginomica and Business Cloud which look in more detail at the move by the FCO, the use of the government's G-Cloud store in the procurement, and the implications more widely for the UK government.

Find out more about our work for the UK public sector.

About the author

Tom Barton
Tom Barton
Tom’s career in communications spans 20 years in the consulting, telecommunications and music industries. He joined Capgemini in 2005 and led the merging of PR, web communications and internal communications into one team. This recognised the convergence of channels and platforms that support an effective communications programme for external and internal audiences. Before joining Capgemini, Tom was global head of media relations at PA Consulting Group, marketing and communications director at his own record label, and had various internal and external communications roles at Cable & Wireless. He plays guitar, darts and cricket, and is still trying to do the Times crossword.

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