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Capgemini secures £600m deal to run Met Police IT estate

Written by Tue 9 Mar 2021

Consultancy and outsourcing powerhouse will manage Met’s data centre hosting and network services until 2028

Capgemini has been awarded a seven-year contract to run the Metropolitan Police’s IT infrastructure.

The French outsourcing and consultancy giant will handle the Met’s service desk and data centre infrastructure as well as providing network services, end-user services, a cybersecurity and security operations centre, mobile voice and data and managed print, states the contract award notice.

The move to a single supplier for IT infrastructure marks a significant departure from the Met’s previous model of splitting up IT contracts into multi-supplier, bitesize pieces.

As a result of contracts awarded between 2015 and 2017, Atos currently runs Service Integration & Management. BT handles Network Services, Keysource manages Data Centre Services, while DXC takes care of Hosting and End User Services and Accenture is on Application Support Services duty.

These services will be merged into two Tower contracts, with one of them being the infrastructure contract handed to Capgemini this week.

The other tower contract will focus on application development and was launched in October. The five-year agreement could be worth up to £350 million and invitations to participate were due to be issued in January.

The Metropolitan Police has called on Capgemini to supply its IT in the past. In 2005, The outsourcing and consultancy giant won a £350 million contract to become the Met’s primary IT supplier, a deal extended in 2010 until December 2015.

Written by Tue 9 Mar 2021

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