Last week we announced that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has awarded a £6.3m contract to Capgemini to provide application support and infrastructure management for leading ERP system. 
 
Chris Gravestock, Account Director for FCO at Capgemini, said: “We are pleased to be continuing our work with the FCO. This new agreement will give the FCO a seamless upgrade to the latest software versions and excellent value for money, with the support of a leaner and more flexible team.”

The story was covered by a number of leading media including Computing, Computer Business Review, Cloud Pro, Business Cloud News and Consultant News. All stories quote both Chris Gravestock, and Tim Gardner, the FCO’s Corporate Services Centre Director:

“With the change in approach to service delivery, this new deal with Capgemini will allow us to make significant cost savings, while ensuring systems continue to support a large number of Government Departments that reside on the overseas platform provided by the FCO,” said Gardner.
 
There are also more in-depth pieces on Diginomica and Business Cloud which look in more detail at the move by the FCO, the use of the government’s G-Cloud store in the procurement, and the implications more widely for the UK government.

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