IT infrastructure supplier Getronics NV has won a 200m euro ($240m) desktop and application management support contract with UK retail bank Barclays, replacing EDS Corp.
Amsterdam, Netherlands-based Getronics said that it would support about 30,000 of the bank’s users for the next five years. In what is the company’s joint largest ever deal it signed another 200m euro deal with retail chain Royal Ahold in June last year.
Most of the work will be done in the UK, but some will be done in Spain and in Hungary.
Barclays had outsourced desktop support to EDS in 2003 under a seven-year $350m deal, with Getronics used as a subcontractor. Barclays said it was looking to restructure the deal in September last year, and now Getronics, which has a long-standing relationship with Barclays, has managed to edge EDS out of the deal.