The contract was awarded by OGCbuying.solutions to Capgemini and covers the design
and implementation of the service, as well as its operation for five years. OGC
buying.solutions is an Executive Agency of the Office of Government Commerce in
the Treasury. Capgemini is supported in the contract by travel specialists Carlson
Wagonlit Travel and KDS.
The new online booking service for MOD will provide 300,000 staff around the
world – covering both civil servants and armed forces – with a quick, easy and
secure method of booking travel. For use by individuals or groups, the online
tool will have a familiar look and feel to anyone who has ever booked a holiday
or travel online.
Users will also benefit from access to in-depth supporting information including
details of low-cost carriers, special offers and corporate deals negotiated by
their departments. The service will give the MOD greater visibility of its travel
expenditure and help ensure that its staff travel efficiently.
Group Captain Andy Towler, Defence Travel Modernisation Team Leader, said: ‘This service is a key component of modernising travel within the Department which
will simplify the travel booking process by allowing travel to be arranged online’.
Cliff Evans, MOD Account Director at Capgemini, said: ‘We aim to give MOD staff the speed, simplicity and choice of online booking combined
with the stringent security required by the government in today’s world.’
The service will provide an important step forward for the Government’s shared
services agenda, enabling substantial cost savings to be realised by multiple
Government departments through the secure use of the latest online technology.
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of Consulting, Technology and
Outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies.
Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their
freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working, which it
calls the Collaborative Business Experience. Capgemini reported 2006 global revenues
of EUR 7.7 billion and employs more than 75,000 people worldwide. More information
is available at www.uk.capgemini.com