“Atos secures £70 million extension to Welsh Government contract”

London, 25 June 2012

Atos, an international IT services company, has today announced the extension of its long standing relationship with the Welsh Government to provide Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) services. The contract extension, worth approximately £70 million over five years, will mean that Atos will continue to provide ICT services to the Welsh Government until 2019.

Atos has worked with the Welsh Government since devolution in 1998 supporting the key priorities, delivering better value and enhanced service quality to the government and people of Wales.

Atos manages a “multi source” environment including a number of ICT providers to provide the flexibility to progress the Welsh Government's ICT strategy and effectively meet future technological developments.

Commenting on the continued partnership, Ursula Morgenstern, Atos CEO, UK and Ireland said: “We are immensely pleased that the Welsh Government has decided to continue to place their trust in us and extend our relationship. We are proud to act as strategic partners and look forward to continuing to deliver excellent service to the Government and people of Wales.”

Speaking for the Welsh Government, Dame Gillian Morgan, Permanent Secretary, said: “As well as securing value for money and the services we need for Welsh Government, we were particularly keen to ensure that we 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.”

About Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 pro forma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transport; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. 

For further information, contact:
Caroline Crouch
Tel: 020 7830 4233
Email: caroline.crouch@atos.net