Capgemini agrees work extension to current HM Revenue & Customs contract

| Press release

Paris, April 3rd, 2006 - Capgemini UK Ltd have announced an extension to their contract with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), which will run until 2014. This follows the awarding of the original contract widely known as Aspire to Capgemini, by the former Inland Revenue in December 2003.

After the merger of the Inland Revenue with HM Customs & Excise, Capgemini and Fujitsu Services were asked to bring into the Aspire contract Fujitsu’s legacy Customs & Excise contract (this contract is generally known as ISA). Under this arrangement Capgemini continues to be HMRC’s prime supplier with Fujitsu the key material sub-contractor.

Paul Hermelin, Group CEO of Capgemini said: “I’m proud that Capgemini have secured this significant work extension to our contract with HM Revenue & Customs. Technology will be a  key enabler for HMRC’s ambitious change agenda, so this is further evidence that Capgemini continues to make good progress in our market place.”

The Aspire contract was designed to be flexible, allowing HMRC to accommodate changes within the Department. Therefore the integration of these two contracts is classed as change to the original Aspire contract not a new contract.

“This was an extremely complex transaction and our good working relationships with HMRC and Fujitsu were fundamental to ensuring the deal was completed” said Martin Cook, Capgemini’s CEO of Aspire “Aspire draws on all of Capgemini’s key strengths and is a part of the client’s drive to modernise the services they offer Britain’s citizens”.

In addition to the contract merger HMRC decided to roll in 3 significant changes: a new Data Centre, enhanced print services and a new Service Centre providing an end to end support model for HMRC’s 100,000 employees.


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