ATOS ORIGIN TO DRIVE EFFICIENCIES THROUGH PUBLIC SECTOR IT MANAGED SERVICES FRAMEWORK
The framework will provide all Scottish public and third sector bodies access to leading IT managed services organisations and the ability to achieve a step increase in value for money and a more streamlined procurement process. The contract will span three years, with an optional extension of one year, with an estimated value of between £150m to £300m over the 4 years.
The new agreement includes service providers that are capable of meeting a diverse range of services to meet the requirements of public sector bodies including service desk, desktop support, server support, application and website hosting, application and website support, and disaster recovery services. The framework has been designed to enable access to the most competitive prices within the short timescales required to support public sector reform in Scotland.
Steve Langmead, Senior Vice President – Scotland, Atos Origin, said: “This announcement is significant for Atos Origin and is testament to our unique positioning in terms of public sector expertise. Scottish Procurement should be commended for having the vision to prepare this framework which gives the Scottish public sector the ability to get the benefits of working with the country’s leading IT organisations within the timescales required to protect public services in these difficult times.”
Atos Origin already delivers IT managed services across the Scottish public sector including NHSScotland, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Aberdeen City Council.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international Information Technology (IT) services company, providing Hi-Tech Transactional Services, Consulting, Systems Integration and Managed Services to deliver business outcomes globally. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5 billion and it employs 48,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. For further information, please visit www.atosorigin.com
In Scotland, Atos Origin has over 750 employees operating out of offices throughout the country, the main sites being situated in Livingston, Glasgow, Linwood, Aberdeen, Inverness and Dundee. Their customers include the Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Development International, Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Aberdeen City Council, Scottish Enterprise, Aegon, BNP Paribas, RBS, HBOS, Capita, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, First Group, Stagecoach, ScotRail, Grampian Country Foods, the Ministry of Defence, Scottish Power, Scottish Water, Scottish Public Pensions Agency and The University of Glasgow. In partnership, the Atos Origin Alliance (comprising of Atos Origin, IBM, and Sopra Group) provides IT services to their customer - NHSScotland.
Atos Origin won the West Lothian Business Excellence Awards for Best Business 2009 and 2010.
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