STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwired - Jan. 8, 2014) - CGI (NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A) has been chosen to deliver business critical IT services to the Swedish Health and Social Care Inspectorate (IVO), a new government authority established on June 1, 2013 to monitor health, medical care and social services in Sweden.
The four-year outsourcing agreement covers IT infrastructure and operations management, as well as application development and management for business critical applications such as task management systems and desktop applications. The estimated value of the contract is approximately 120 million Swedish crowns (approx. CAD $19.5 million).
As part of the agreement, CGI will help to ensure IT is an effective business enabler for IVO, creating efficient ways of working, driving cost savings, and freeing the authority to focus fully on its mission of supervision, permissions and monitoring.
"CGI was the winning supplier based on the criteria set out in our purchasing process," said Patric Winther, Manager of IVO's business support and management department. "We feel that CGI understands our challenges, and we look forward to developing a close cooperation in order to find efficient and modern solutions as we build this new authority from scratch."
"We are very happy to get the chance to contribute to the building of business critical support systems for a whole new government institution," noted Bengt-Göran Kangas, Vice President of government and health for CGI in Sweden. "This is all about making IT work in daily operations to allow IVO's almost 600 employees to focus on their core business. Our partnership with IVO is further evidence that we have the skills and business understanding required by central government and that we can turn this expertise into innovative IT solutions."
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annualized revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$18 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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