Deal aims to help DWP meet budget targets in welfare and benefits system
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has awarded a seven-year agreement to the technology consulting firm Capgemini UK to anticipate faster deployment of new IT systems, major gains in productivity and significant cost savings.
The contract would help DWP in achieving transformations in Britain’s welfare and benefits regime, and in meeting stringent budget targets, said Capgemini.
The agreemnt covers the provision and maintenance of a wide range of business applications and the development of IT prototypes. The features support important aspects of the welfare systems of the future, providing IT offerings which will be used by DWP’s 100,000-plus employees at its offices across the UK, said the company.
Capgemini delivers DWP firm assurances of significant quantitative gains in productivity for both IT development and maintenance. The company also plans to harness its network of 170 small and medium specialist IT companies as delivery partners at the DWP.
Capgemini UK Welfare Sector vice-president Bev D’Alessio said the company is delighted with the significant expansion of the relationship with the DWP, and look forward to demonstrating once again why Capgemini is the IT partner of choice for organisations seeking radical transformation carried out rapidly and effectively.
With this contract, DWP hopes to broaden its IT sourcing to meet its transformational and budget objectives.
The value of the Capgemini contract is expected to be in the range of £5m – £10m per annum dependant on Departmental demand for IT services.