IT section: contract news – Where’s the business gone?

Andersen Consulting has signed a three-year agreement to provide consulting services to the World Economic Forum. This will involve enhancing the forum’s global infrastructure as well as creating new opportunities to extend the reach and impact of its work. A key part of the agreement will be the enhancement of knowledge sharing and interaction among the forum’s members.

Team 121 has clinched a #500,000, three-year outsourcing contract with Satchwell Control Systems, a Siebe Group Company. Team 121 will provide outsourcing services for all server hardware maintenance and support on for Satchwell’s SAP environment. The deal is the first outsourcing contract for Team 121.

PMP Consultancy has been selected as lead consultant to investigate the feasibility of a new sports stadium in West London. PMP will lead a team which includes Hok + Lobb Architects and the Bell Cornwell Partnership.

The study will look at the feasibility of building a multi-purpose stadium for use by Brentford Football Club and the local authority.

Rebus Human Resources Services and Norwich Systems and Accounting has won an Employment Service contract to deliver HR services over the next 10 years. Rebus and NSA will take responsibility for the provision of the Employment Service’s payroll as well as providing a range of HR support services.

Sema Group has launched a new hospital information system named Semahelix at St Richards Hospital, Chichester, a NHS trust. The IT system allows the integration of key departmental and core systems within the hospital to support the administrative and clinical management of patients and processes. Sema recently won a #62.5m deal to provide IT systems delivery support to the NHS in Scotland.

British Airways has announced the successful implementation of Peoplesoft HRMS version 7.5 in 14 weeks by a team of four. The airline company decided to upgrade its existing Peoplesoft system in order to support its expansion in Europe which has seen the acquisition of German and Scandinavian airlines.

Internal communications consultancy Banner McBride has won a contract to review internal communication at Compaq following its recent merger with Tandem and Digital. The review will include a communications audit as well as the development of an internal communications strategy. This will involve developing a combined strategy for the company in its UK and Ireland operations.

Midland Software has implemented its Year 2000 compliant Delphi Millennium solution at Savacentre, the hypermarket arm of J Sainsbury, in a deal worth #250,000 over five years. The system will handle all of Savacentre’s HR functions including payroll, personnel, absence, training and recruitment.

Andersen Consulting has entered into a global strategic alliance with Peoplesoft to provide professional services, business strategy, software products and training to government and education markets in 35 countries.

The deal will cover North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Under the agreement Andersen and Peoplesoft are preferred business partners for the government and education markets in these countries.

Unisys has been awarded a #1.6m contract by the Halifax building society for the implementation of an appointment booking system as well as other software. The system will be used by call centre operators across the UK. It is thought the system will eventually have 10,000 users.

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