The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has signed a five year framework agreement that will see BAE Systems Detica deliver Service Management Integration (SMI) services across the central government department’s global IT estate, for a five year period.
It was revealed back in March that BAE Systems Detica had been selected as the preferred bidder, but today the FCO has confirmed the £40 million deal with the supplier.
BAE will be responsible for delivering the FCO’s end to end ICT services through managing its suppliers, such as Vodafone and desktop supplier Computacenter, as well as take up responsibility for delivering efficiency savings and an improved user experience.
The contract covers a global network of over 260 FCO posts around the world and the supplier’s hopes to help the department reduce ICT costs by up to 40 percent.
The framework will also be available to other government departments, particularly those that work closely with the FCO.
Services are due to go live in Spring 2014.