Atos wins major UK IT outsourcing contract
(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 25 May 2012
Release date- 21052012 - London -Atos, an international IT services company, announced today that it has been awarded a five-year IT outsourcing contract worth GBP140 million by the Shared Services Alliance (SSA), a collaborative procurement initiative within the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).
The NDA is a non departmental public body reporting into the Department of Energy and Climate Change. It is responsible for decommissioning and the clean-up of the UK's civil nuclear waste in a safe, secure and cost-effective way. The SSA was set up in 2009 to ensure all members could achieve the best value for money by aggregating demand for common services, including IT.
This new contract is the first IT contract to be awarded by the SSA and covers all IT services for four members, namely Sellafield, Magnox, National Nuclear Laboratories and Low Level Waste Repository. It is a multi-service contract, comprising 18 service towers networking, desktops, applications and hosting services, as well as Service Integration and Management (SIAM).
Under the contract, Atos will consolidate and modernise the existing infrastructure to further improve service for more than 18,000 end users located at more than 30 separate locations. These improvements will deliver savings of more than 30% over 5 years to the four businesses that have collaborated under the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's (NDA's) Shared Services Alliance for their IT outsourced services.
Speaking on behalf of the joint team project team which managed the process of awarding the contract , Keith Gibson Project Manager for the Shard Services Alliance, said: 'This is a very significant contract for all the businesses involved. It signals a period of significant change with the new contract having a strong focus on investment and future benefits realisation. It will reduce costs by simplifying IT support arrangements and provides a solid platform for future developments.'
'The bidding process considers all the bids against a wide range of factors, including technical capability, benefits realisation (including cost savings), cost, experience, service levels and innovation,' he added. 'Overall Atos emerged as the preferred bidder from that process, and we are looking forward to working with them.'
Ursula Morgenstern, CEO for Atos in the UK & Ireland, said: 'This is an important new contract win for Atos. The chance to help the NDA family to fulfil its mission by dramatically improving their ICT estate and bringing the delivery costs down dramatically is an exciting opportunity. We have a strong heritage in the nuclear side of the energy market and this new contract will allow us to broaden our experience of the role that ICT plays in the decommissioning market.'
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transport; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; and Energy & Utilities.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
Magnox Limited is owned by EnergySolutions and is responsible for managing 10 Nuclear Licensed Sites owned by the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).Berkeley, Bradwell, Chapelcross, Dungeness A, Hinkley A, Hunterston A, Maentwrog (Hydroelectric), Oldbury, Sizewell A, Trawsfynydd and Wylfa. Wylfa and Maentwrog are still generating electricity whilst the other sites have ceased generation and are at various stages of defuelling and decommissioning.
field Limited is the company responsible for safely delivering decommissioning, reprocessing and nuclear waste management activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Now under the ownership of Nuclear Management Partners, Sellafield Ltd has the largest concentration of nuclear expertise in Europe, with over 50 years of experience.
Repository Ltd is responsible for the management and operations of the National Low Level Waste Repository in the UK and the organisation responsible for implementing Government's National Low Level Waste Strategy programme on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
National Nuclear Laboratory Ltd is a leading nuclear technology services provider. They specialise in providing customers with tailored solutions by applying the right level of technical innovation and intellectual support.
Between them these four companies operate the majority of the UK's oldest nuclear sites on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
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