Scotland’s Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has awarded a major
contract to manage and develop its core IT systems to Capgemini UK plc. The contract,
one of the largest ever signed by COPFS, is for an initial five years and is expected
to be worth approximately £10-12 million over that period. The systems in scope
include the case management system used by COPFS to pursue some 300,000 criminal
prosecutions and suspicious deaths per annum.

The contract involves improving the availability, reliability and cost-effectiveness
of this existing core IT application at COPFS prior to delivering a totally new
system in a transformation programme designed to provide users with a faster and
more streamlined service. The COPFS case management system is central to every
criminal prosecution mounted in Scotland. It is used by some 500 COPFS lawyers
and 1000 administrative staff across their 47 sites. The system exchanges data
with external systems to support the Scottish police forces, the courts, victim
support groups, defence lawyers, and UK and international security and law enforcement

Peter Collings, Deputy Chief Executive at COPFS, said: “Our IT applications are vital for every step of every prosecution we undertake,
and I am therefore delighted that we are now working with Capgemini, with their
strong local presence and global expertise. They understand the importance of
working in partnership with us to deliver strong support to our front-line staff,
and I look forward to a long and successful relationship with them.”

Capgemini won the COPFS contract following competitive bids from other leading
IT vendors. COPFS says that factors in their choice included Capgemini’s strong
track record working with clients including the Scottish Government and Glasgow
City Council in Scotland and the Metropolitan Police, Home Office and Ministry
of Justice in England, its proven commitment to quality assurance, its collaborative
working culture, and its competitive and transparent approach.

John McHale, Business Development Manager for the Criminal Justice Sector at Capgemini Scotland, said: “We are privileged to be entrusted with the system that is central to the effective
delivery of justice to the citizens of Scotland, and delighted to add COPFS to
our growing list of major clients north of the border.”

The Capgemini team of up to 60 technologists and consultants working on the contract
are based mainly at the company’s Edinburgh and Glasgow offices, with some team
members at the COPFS HQ in Edinburgh, with a significant development team based
in Mumbai and additional support from Capgemini’s Accelerated Solutions Centre
in Aston, Birmingham. The team are working on the blueprint for the next-generation
COPFS system, based on a modern Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) while simultaneously
improving availability and cost-effectiveness of the existing system. The services
provided to COPFS are part of Capgemini’s Applications Lifecycle Services (ALS)

John Duncanson, Managing Director of Capgemini Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be working with COPFS on this exciting and important contract.
Capgemini is fully committed to working with the Scottish Public Sector and this
success supports our drive to growing our business in the Justice Sector. We look
forward to working with COPFS and their other criminal justice partners in the
years ahead.”

Capgemini currently employs some 900 staff at its Scottish offices in Edinburgh,
Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and Nairn and says it foresees increasing its workforce
in Scotland as business develops.

About Capgemini

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, the Collaborative
Business ExperienceTM. The Group relies on its global delivery model called Rightshore®,
which aims to get the right balance of the best talent from multiple locations,
working as one team to create and deliver the optimum solution for clients. Present
in more than 30 countries, Capgemini reported 2009 global revenues of EUR 8.4
billion and employs 90,000 people worldwide.

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