Global engineering firm Atkins has awarded a five year £13.7 million IT outsourcing contract to Capgemini.
The contract, which will run from 2009 to 2014, is to cover support for both IT infrastructure and core corporate applications including finance, human resources and payroll.
The contract extends IT outsourcing arrangements dating from 2001. Capgemini helped Atkins migrate from locally-based IT facilities to integrated systems, based on JD Edwards and Oracle software.
In the past five years, the engineering firm has also expanded its international footprint over the last few years. It is now said to be the largest multidisciplinary consultancy in Europe and the world's eighth largest global design firm. Earlier this month, Atkins became the official engineering design services provider for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Over the next five years, Atkins hopes to further streamline its business processes as well as improve customer service and cost efficiency.
Linda Barker, IS head of finance and HR systems at Atkins, said Capgemini won the bidding on the quality of its work since 2001. "We especially value their commitment to total collaboration with our business, and to ongoing proactive innovation."
Services to Atkins under the new contract will be based at Capgemini service centres in London and Woking, with a dedicated team of IT professionals and development consultants working onsite at Atkins key locations.