The new extended contract will see Atos manage a “multi source” environment
IT services company Atos has further extended its contract with the Welsh Government to provide Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) services.
The contract has been extended for five years upto 2019 and it is worth approximately £70m.
The new extended contract will see Atos manage a "multi source" environment including a number of ICT providers to provide the flexibility to enhance the Welsh Government’s ICT strategy.
Atos has worked with the Welsh Government since 1998 and the new contract will enable the IT services firm to help Welsh Government meet future technological developments.
Welsh Government permanent secretary Dame Gillian Morgan said as well as securing value for money and the services we need for Welsh Government, the government is keen to ensure that it didn’t jeopardise the potential for longer term developments that could provide benefits across the public sector.
"We believe this option gives us the value, service and flexibility we were looking for," said Morgan.