Capgemini to assist Defra with digital transformation
London – Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has today announced an extension to its contract with the Environment Agency in the UK. In place since the start of February, it will see Capgemini continue to deliver its award-winning IT services for a further 18 months.
Since 2009, when the provision of the green IT service contract first began, the project has been recognised as a leader in the field – winning the 2016 ISG Paragon Award for ‘Pragmatic Project Delivery’ and shortlisted for the Green IT Project of the Year category at the 2015 Business Green Leaders Awards. The results that have been achieved so far include reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 1,500 tonnes; an agile response to the most recent flooding crisis; as well as the establishment of a new IT platform to support the Environment Agency’s longer-term ambitions.
The extended contract will see Capgemini continue to deliver its cost effective, sustainable outsourcing IT service, while allowing the Environment Agency to carry out due diligence as part of its tendering process for new suppliers as it transitions to a multi-sourced supply of IT services. Capgemini can also assist with the Defra digital transformation programme, which aims to modernise Defra’s and the Environment Agency’s IT provision, reduce duplication and cost, while transforming the service for the end user.
The contract will be managed through Defra’s UnITy programme, a framework for procurement that aims to provide modern, common ICT services to the department.
Chris Howes, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Defra, said: “We are delighted with the opportunity to continue our work with Capgemini as a result of this contract extension. This represents an excellent deal for us both. It will enable a smooth transition of services across Defra and the Environment Agency, and provide us with a greater level of resilience, business continuity and stability, essential for our business, our teams and our customers”
Christine Hodgson, UK Chairman, Capgemini said: “Our award winning collaborative relationship with the Environment Agency has been very successful so far and we look forward to continuing to provide sustainable and innovative IT solutions as part of this new contract. The new digital transformation element of the project could also allow us to take on a wider brief and explore industry-leading solutions for the benefit of both the agency and the end user.”