Paris, April 3rd, 2006 – Capgemini UK Ltd have announced an extension to their
contract with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), which will run until
2014. This follows the awarding of the original contract widely known as Aspire
to Capgemini, by the former Inland Revenue in December 2003.
After the merger of the Inland Revenue with HM Customs & Excise, Capgemini
and Fujitsu Services were asked to bring into the Aspire contract Fujitsu’s legacy
Customs & Excise contract (this contract is generally known as ISA). Under
this arrangement Capgemini continues to be HMRC’s prime supplier with Fujitsu
the key material sub-contractor.
Paul Hermelin, Group CEO of Capgemini said: “I’m proud that Capgemini have secured
this significant work extension to our contract with HM Revenue & Customs.
Technology will be a key enabler for HMRC’s ambitious change agenda, so this
is further evidence that Capgemini continues to make good progress in our market
The Aspire contract was designed to be flexible, allowing HMRC to accommodate
changes within the Department. Therefore the integration of these two contracts
is classed as change to the original Aspire contract not a new contract.
“This was an extremely complex transaction and our good working relationships
with HMRC and Fujitsu were fundamental to ensuring the deal was completed” said
Martin Cook, Capgemini’s CEO of Aspire “Aspire draws on all of Capgemini’s key
strengths and is a part of the client’s drive to modernise the services they offer
In addition to the contract merger HMRC decided to roll in 3 significant changes:
a new Data Centre, enhanced print services and a new Service Centre providing
an end to end support model for HMRC’s 100,000 employees.
About the Capgemini Group
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of Consulting, Technology and
Outsourcing services, reported 2005 global revenues of 6,954 million euros and
employs approximately 61.000 people worldwide.
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