Canadian Manufacturing

CGI awarded $388M contract by City of Edinburgh

Montreal-based company builds on UK success with new contract

August 24, 2015   by Canadian Staff

EDINBURGH, United Kingdom—The City of Edinburgh has selected CGI to provide ICT services that will enable the city’s Council to introduce modernized integrated digital services. The contract is valued at £186 million, or $388 million.

CGI will be responsible for the Council’s digital channel shift, which it anticipates will create cost savings of £45 million over the seven year term. The contract will also bring new jobs and apprenticeships to the city. CGI notes there are options to extend the contract, initially by five years, with further extension options after that period.

“We are delighted to partner with the City of Edinburgh Council as we embark together on this journey to enable the digital transformation of public services throughout Edinburgh,” Steve Thorn, senior vice-president CGI of UK Public Sector, said. “This is an ambitious program that will change the way citizens access and use public services and will introduce new ways of working for the Council’s employees, ultimately making their jobs more productive and satisfying.”

“CGI has an established business hub in Edinburgh and we will be expanding to create more jobs to support our engagement with the City of Edinburgh Council and its public sector partners. These roles will cover a wide range of areas and responsibilities from experienced ICT, networking, digital and cyber security professionals, to the creation of over 60 modern apprentices to provide school leavers with the exciting opportunities of a career in ICT with CGI,” Thorn added.