EDS has agreed to takeover the IT services unit of global engineering and consulting firm Black & Veatch as part of a seven-year outsourcing agreement. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Under the deal, EDS will provide desktop and network support for the company’s more than 7,000 employees worldwide, and some 280 employees at BV Solutions Group will all transfer to EDS next year. EDS will also acquire certain BV Solutions accounts.
Black & Veatch spun off the subsidiary in 1999 to handle its IT services, and the unit soon signed its own customers.