The IT contracts will be supported by third party SMEs
CGI has been appointed to provide a range of services to Scotland’s public and third sectors as part of a major Scottish Government IT contract drive worth up to £105 million.
The managed service provider has been selected for two separate procurement frameworks which are open to a variety of Scottish public sector bodies including health services, local authorities, universities and colleges, voluntary organisations and charities.
The first – the Scottish Digital and Technology Services (DATS) framework– will see CGI offer a range of core services including transformational ICT/digital projects and service/system integration, cyber security, IT consultancy and ICT project and programme management to organisations throughout Scotland.
CGI will also partner with small to medium sized organisations through its SME Accelerate programme to support delivery of the framework.
The second deal – Hosting Services framework – focuses on delivering public and private cloud-based support over an agreed two-year period. CGI will work with Microsoft and Edinburgh-based SME Pulsant on providing the services.
Both frameworks offer two-year contracts with an option to be extended for two additional 12 month periods. According to Scottish government figures, DATS is estimated to be worth between £30 million and £75 million over the potential four years, and Hosting Services is estimated to be worth between £15 million and £30 million over the same period.
Chris George, VP for public sector Scotland at CGI, said: “CGI’s success in being selected for these frameworks is testament to our expertise and service offering and supports the commitment we have made to Scotland and to Scotland’s business communities.”