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By | Kablenet 30th August 2007 09:47

Holyrood strikes IT support deal

LogicaCMG to take up the mantle

The Scottish Parliament's Corporate Body (SPCB) has awarded LogicaCMG the contract to provide support for its information systems and communications technology.

The contract, estimated to be worth £1.75m annually, has been awarded for five years starting from January 2008, with the option to extend on an annual basis for another five years.

The award follows an 18 month procurement process, which involved a competitive dialogue approach with potential suppliers. This enabled the parliament to test the market and refine its requirements.

The two sides have also signed a partnering principles document to underpin the contract.

Chris George, director of devolved government and health for LogicaCMG, told GC News on 29 August 2007: "The core services of the contract are for bread and butter infrastructure support and systems integration services. But also written in are ways they can call off additional services such as business consultancy.

"They have indicated that there are a range of business issues that need to be addressed in the coming months. They are mostly around the fact that the parliament is seven years old and there are opportunities for some changes."

This article was originally published at Kablenet.

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