Computer Sciences Corp has announced prominent contract wins with Stockholm, Sweden-based SAS Group, and the US Naval Sea Systems Command, as well as an extension with Hartford, Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp.
With airline group SAS, CSC has won a five-year outsourcing deal to provide IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, and IT infrastructure services for mission-critical SAS business needs. These include booking and ticket reservation systems, ticketless travel technologies, self-service check-in, flight maintenance and cargo control systems.
The deal could be worth up to $1.5bn, and involves CSC acquiring Scandinavian IT Group (SIG), a subsidiary of SAS Group with 1,200 employees, for about SEK 500m ($68.3m). SAS said it would see cash liquidity boosted by SEK 800m ($109m) as a result of the deal.
The Naval Sea Systems Command has also contracted CSC for four-years under an $88m deal to provide professional services to the Future Concepts and Surface Ship Design Group (SEA 05D). Under the task order, CSC will provide SEA 05D with professional support services in the areas of naval architecture, engineering, ship design project management, ship design team and site support, technical library management and other related tasks.
Additionally, United Technologies Corp, a technology company serving the aerospace and building industries, has expanded the scope of its IT outsourcing agreement with CSC to include provision of services to its operations in France, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the UK.
The expansion adds $212m and five years to the contract, originally signed in May 1999 for 10 years, bringing the total contract value to more than $4.2bn. The contract will run through 2004.
CSC will now provide infrastructure support services, including mainframe, midrange, desktop, local area network, and help-desk support, to 6,800 desktops and 620 servers at more than 460 of UTC’s European sites.
This article is based on material originally produced by ComputerWire.