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Logica has announced a five year, £8m contract with ScottishPower and Scottish & Southern Energy. Logica will provide support for a range of joint and company specific applications including such things as meter asset registration, meter data aggregation and data collection. The three companies initially worked together during the run up to the liberalisation of the UK energy market.

PMP Consultancy and The Bell Cornwell Partnership have been appointed by the British Cycling Federation and Sport England to prepare a national strategy for cycling. The aim is to identify and prioritise the needs of competitive cycling. The need for a clear plan in dealing with future lottery applications is at the top of the agenda.

G3 Consulting has been appointed as a UK business partner by CSE Systems. G3 Consulting is a provider of technology solutions in the UK legal sector. The link up allows CSE to offer document management support services to clients in the legal profession.

Business consultancy Team 121 has been selected by SAP UK as a preferred partner in the automotive sector. The link-up will see Team 121 forging closer links with SAP at the early stages of sales activity thus maximising combined market intelligence.

Technology solutions provider Morse has won a £300,000 order to implement an IT system for Gold Group International. Gold Group owns the Ann Summers retail chain as well as a number of publishing and distribution outlets. Morse will also work on Y2K and EMU compliance for the company.

Midland Software has clinched a £2m contract with Birmingham City Council to provide a fully integrated HR and payroll solution. The deal will provide for the council’s 55,000 employees. The payroll system will provide easier access to employee records.

R K Harrison Financial Services has joined forces with PIFC Benefit Consultants. The combined group has an income of £7m with staff of over a 100. Office locations will be in London, Croydon, Exeter and Bedford.

WS Atkins, in partnership with Baker Support Services and Day & Zimmermann, has been awarded a $180m contract by the US Navy for Base Operations Services on the island of Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territories. WS Atkins will take a $45m share of the seven year deal.

Amdahl Corporation has announced plans to target the £860m European IT infrastructure management market using Qualiparc, a management solution from PS’Soft. PS’Soft is a software house that specialises in developing software for IT infrastructure management.

EC Soft has secured a deal worth £2m over three years to manage the IT department of Octopus Publishing Group. The outsourcing contract will see EC Soft supporting the relocation of Octopus to new offices as well as creating a IT infrastructure for the company.

SMP has won a contract to handle pharmaceutical company Chiroscience’s IT support. Chiroscience will use SMP’s points of service scheme to improve its IT infrastructure. SMP offers interactive Internet-based IT support services to SME’s and large corporations.

PMP Consultancy has been appointed with associate company, Taylor Made Solutions, to prepare Halton Borough Council’s first cultural strategy. Halton encompasses the two towns of Runcorn and Widnes.

Unisys has scooped a £2.3m contract with law firm Norton Rose. The deal will involve Unisys installing a new desktop system as well as maintaining it for a three-year term.

Relational Concepts has been awarded a contract by BP Oil to provide consultancy and support for a business reporting solution at BP’s Coryton Refinery. The consultants will provide telephone cover for advice and guidance on query and reporting functions.

Rave Technologies has announced a project partnership with Conduit Communications, business technology consultants. The two companies worked together to develop a campaign management system for a financial publisher.

PMP Consultancy has linked up with a Gloucestershire bowling club in order to secure a lottery grant. The sports club was awarded £843,470 by the lottery sports fund, the largest ever awarded for a indoor bowling facility.

Thames Water has awarded a £2m contract to RAM Mobile Data. The project is part of a business change process which is designed to improve the efficiency and speed of the Thames maintenance operation. RAM will also provide professional services in the form of consultancy, training and support.

The Home Office has selected a consortium led by the Sema Group, Deloitte Consulting and CSL as the preferred bidder for a 10-year PFI partnership. The deal is designed to bring its business up to date for the millennium. Sema will be responsible for IT developments and programme management. Deloitte Consulting will deliver a business change programme. CSL will manage the creation of a shared service centre on Merseyside.

CMG has completed a £500,000 project with London Underground to check and fix a proportion of its desktop applications for Year 2000 compliance. The project involved up to 14 CMG consultants. The project is part of the London Underground’s Local Application Rectification Service programme.

Logica has announced a number of new contract wins totalling over £17m in the Japanese mobile telecommunications market. The foundation of new short message centre installations by Logica are at the heart of the wins. Digital operators DPG, DTQ and TuKa have upgraded their short message centres or installed new systems.

Sterling Commerce has announced that Innovex has invested £300,000 in its management solution.

The managed services division of Gatton Volt Consulting has delivered the first phase of a £50,000 software development and support contract with Miller Freeman. Gatton has rewritten and ensured full Y2K compliance of the software system. Gatton will continue working with Miller Freeman providing development skills and consultancy.

Katalysis Consulting has completed its first IT project assignment for the University of Luton. The company managed the creation of seven local area networks at remote sites to the main campus. A millennium health check was also performed.

Send contract details to Martin Coyle at Management Consultancy, 32 Broadwick St, London W1A 2HFG.

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