The Highways Agency has signed a £75m IT infrastructure outsourcing deal with Atos Origin.
The five-year deal is aimed at making savings of 15% a year from the budget of the Highways Agency, which is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England’s strategic road network.
Under the terms of the contract, 120 Highways Agency staff transfer to Atos.
The deal will see Atos support and develop the agency’s large and complex suite of back-office applications. The IT services firm will also deploy its Atos Workplace Solutions managed desktop platform to automate desktop deployments and provides flexible access to corporate resources from PCs and mobile devices.
The contract is the second major public sector deal Atos has signed within the past few weeks, following a £14m managed services deal with the Department pf Culture, Media and Sport.