Capgemini Netherlands has signed the largest transformational outsourcing deal in its history, with Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management, to manage the authority’s IT infrastructure.
Rijkswaterstaat decided to outsource its IT environment in order to become more flexible and adaptable in the face of both internal and external changes.
With the 7.5-year deal, which is worth E230 million, Capgemini Netherlands and its partners will be responsible for the implementation and management of Rijkswaterstaat’s IT infrastructure.
Capgemini will be responsible for all server- and computer center-oriented services and the development and implementation of a completely new IT infrastructure. Main subcontractor HP, meanwhile, will take care of managed desktop services, user support and supply of technology.
The Rijkswaterstaat outsourcing deal also encompasses IT management of desktop and computer center services, including all 14,000 workspaces and thousands of servers.
In addition, the contract leaves open the possibility of future upscaling to more divisions of the Dutch Traffic Department and incorporates an option to expand the contract term by five years.
Capgemini will closely collaborate with Sogeti (part of the Capgemini Group), HP, and other key partners such as BT and SCC on the deal.