PwC Consulting and Fujitsu have been selected as preferred bidders for a £200m, ten-year contract by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. The agreement is aiming to “fundamentally change the way in which current business is conducted to reduce costs and develop new business channels for the public.” The contract is currently held by EDS, which has served the DVLA since December 1993.
Logica/London Borough of Waltham Forest
Logica has won a £12m, ten-year contract to replace Waltham Forest Council’s legacy IT systems with an integrated SAP solution as part of the “modernising government” agenda. The fully managed service sees Logica partnered by IT specialist Pecaso, which will supply its mySAP HR and payroll solution to the Council. The IT solution should go live in April 2003.
Midland Software/University of Central Lancashire
Midland Software has won a five-year contract to supply the University of Central Lancashire with its HR management system Trent. The product is expected to be implemented over the next two years, and will automate many of the university’s current HR administrative procedures.
CMG/Health & Safety Executive
CMG has developed an online service for the HSE that shows business the real costs of accidents and ill health at work. The web-based solution is part of the HSE’s “revitalising health” strategy, which is a set of activities designed to make the workplace safer.
CSL/Sx3/London Borough of Bromley
CSL has won a £50m, seven-year contract to supply Bromley Council with a wide range of services, including a front-line council tax and benefits system. The contract sees Sx3 chosen as ICT support partner, providing training and use of all IT systems, consultancy and applications development. The staff of previous IT support supplier ICL will transfer to Sx3.
Improcom/Royal Preston Hospital NHS Trust
The Royal Preston Hospital NHS Trust has been supplied with a new voice telecommunications strategy from Improcom. The system allows the trust to link to two other hospital sites, improving phone accessibility and allowing staff to contact each other quicker.
Agresso/Bath & North East Somerset Council
Agresso has been awarded a £500,000 contract to supply Bath & North East Somerset Council with AGRESSO Business World, designed to improve its reporting efficiency and help achieve e-Government targets. The solution is expected to go live in April 2003.
Getmapping has won contracts with three Welsh Government agencies with a total value of £300,000, to supply digital aerial photography. The solution enables the Welsh agencies to have access to digital imagery of the country that matches existing Ordnance Survey map data.
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