HM Treasury awards core IT services contract

HM Treasury has awarded its core IT services contract to Japanese systems integrator NTT Data.


HM Treasury has awarded its core IT services contract to Japanese systems integrator NTT Data.

Under the three year deal, the company will be responsible for managing the department’s IT service.

This includes coordination of other suppliers (known as service integration and management), off-the-shelf and office productivity software, cloud hosting services and re-platforming of applications, including data centre and server infrastructure services.

HM Treasury has not yet confirmed the value of the contract, but the original tender published at the end of last year indicated that this lot is worth up to £250 million.

NTT Data is a subsiduary of the giant NTT Group and this is NTT Data's first major services contract for the UK central government. The firm’s head of public sector and financial services, Anna Price, said:  “We embrace the opportunity afforded by the UK government IT strategy and our services are designed to capitalise on standard, cost effective, utility based services which are G-Cloud accredited.” 

The contract is part of HM Treasury’s wider ‘ICT2015’ programme to replace its existing ‘Flex’ contract with Fujitsu when it expires in January 2015.

The aim of the programme is to move away from the existing single outsourced IT contract to a number of contracts provided by various different suppliers, ideally SMEs and companies that are new to the UK public sector.

HM Treasury’s Chief Information Officer Karen Delafield said: “I am looking forward to working with NTT DATA in the delivery of the Core ICT Services.

“This is the largest Tower in our new operating model and the capability, energy and commitment that NTT DATA will bring to this contract will play a critical role in driving forward change and transforming how ICT works in HM Treasury in the coming 3 years.”

Baskingstoke-based IT company Centerprise International has won the other two of the three ICT contracts currently being procured by HM Treasury.

Two weeks ago Centerprise announced that it had won a four year £2.5 million deal to provide HM Treasury’s media and wireless ICT services.

The SME confirmed today that it has won another contract to provide printing services to the department. Although it could not confirm the contract  value, it is understood to be under £2.5 million and will run for four years.

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