Scottish Executive IT Initiative Wins US Gold Medal

| Press release

The Scottish Executive has been awarded a Laureate Gold Medal in the USA’s top awards programme for international excellence in IT.

The award is for the eProcurement Scotl@and (ePS) initiative which, says the Scottish Executive, is set to transform public sector procurement across Scotland with major benefits including some £200 million per annum of efficiency savings.

The ePS service, provided by Capgemini UK plc, was recognised in the Computerworld Honors Program 2006 in competition with IT projects from all parts of the world. 

Established in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program seeks to identify ‘those organizations whose use of information technology has been especially noteworthy for the originality of its conception, the breadth of its vision and the significance of its benefit to society’.

Representatives of the Scottish Executive and Capgemini UK will travel to the US for the formal award ceremony on 5th June 2006 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington DC.

John Duncanson, Capgemini’s Vice President for Scotland, said: ‘The ePS service has won several awards here in the UK and with this latest success has now gained international recognition. I warmly congratulate our client the Scottish Executive on this latest well-deserved honour.’

Click here for the detailed case study upon which the award is based.