The Metropolitan Police Service
(MPS) has
extended its contract until December 2015 with its prime information and
communications technology (ICT) partner, Capgemini UK plc. The new deal maintains
focus on value for money, ensuring the MPS and the public receive the best ICT
services at the best price.  The contract
is expected to provide an estimated £43m savings in supporting the day-to-day
work of London’s 55,000 police officers, staff and community support officers.

The contract extension covers the
three-year period 2012-2015 and renews the existing seven-year IT support
contract between the two organisations, signed in 2005.

The early renewal will
enable the MPS to lock agreed cost savings in place and set budgets with
greater certainty. It will also help Capgemini to better plan the resources
required to fulfil the requirements of the contract. Capgemini will continue
its partnership with its main subcontractors, BT and Unisys. BT’s services
include upgrading and rationalising the MPS’ voice and data networks, and
Unisys supports application management, data centre hosting, desktop and server
break fix.

The cost savings will be achieved
from increased automation, improved joint processes and rationalisation of
services. There will also be closer collaboration to streamline management
control and simplify reporting structures. The movement of some Capgemini support
services to centres in the north of Scotland will also deliver higher
cost-effectiveness. All of Capgemini’s work under the contract will continue to
be carried out entirely within the UK.

Dean Grant, VP, and MPS Client Director of Capgemini said: ‘I am
naturally delighted that our work with one of the world’s finest and largest police
forces has been recognised and rewarded, following rigorous benchmarking, by
the award of this important three-year extension. I would also like to
acknowledge and thank the MPS officers and staff, our contract partners and my
own teams for their hard work and commitment in delivering the great results
that have been achieved to date. I am confident that further success lies ahead
on the road to 2015 as we pursue our policy of continuous improvement and
no-standing-still with energy and determination.’

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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