“Atos signed framework agreement with Finnish government”

Helsinki, 17 June 2015

Atos, an international digital services company, has been selected as one of the IT consulting services providers of the Finnish government for the upcoming four years. The IT services provider has signed a framework agreement that will enable the government to generate substantial savings. Digitalization is one of the cornerstones of the new direction the new coalition government has in mind for Finland. Atos will support central government bodies to drive a next productivity leap and take the country to the next level. The framework agreement has a total contract-value of 40 million euro a year. Atos has been selected as vendor for six out of seven areas.

The services Atos will provide are part of a framework agreement it has signed with Hansel, a state-owned non-profit limited company, which acts as the government's central purchasing body. During a competitive tender Hansel has selected Atos as supplier of IT services to six out of seven areas. As part of this agreement Atos will deliver project management and integrator services, definition and architecture services, application development, programming and maintenance. Moreover, it will provide technology and infrastructure services.

Atos is a leading digital services company in Europe and has a vast portfolio of customer references in the public sector and with the European Commission. “Government bodies are challenged not just to do the same with less, but to do better with less. Creative use of technology holds the key to a major change in performance. We are very happy with this deal that will enable us to help Finnish society to take the next productivity leap. Atos has been delivering services already to the Finnish public sector, but this framework agreement enables us to really leverage our full capabilities and expertise in order to take Finland to the next level,” states Harri Saikkonen, Managing Director of Atos in Finland.

The public sector is being challenged to be more creative, pioneer new methods and build innovative two-way relationships with citizens and private sector partners. The public sector has to maintain continuity and to reach new, higher levels of quality and efficiency. At the same time it is going through a period of transformational change that is unprecedented in recent history. The public sector is at the leading edge, for strategy, technology, service delivery and all-round innovation. Saikkonen: “Finland is facing difficult economic times and the public sector is under heavy pressure. The new government has stated a new direction for Finland and digitalization is one of the main pillars of this mission.  Atos is a leading European company in Digital Services and is highly committed to bring new innovation to Finland”.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications , Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.  

About Hansel

Hansel is the central purchasing body of the Finnish government. Its purpose is to reduce public expenditure by increasing productivity in central government procurement. It aims to drive and develop central government purchasing. Hansel invites tenders for products and services, establishes framework agreements based on tendered items and offers tender consultancy services to its customers.
Hansel is a state-owned non-profit limited company that acts as the government's central purchasing body. It finances its operations through service fees, paid by suppliers based on the value of purchases. Currently, the maximum service fee that can be charged is 1.5 per cent of the contract value.
Hansel's operations are governed by the Hansel Act, which lays down provisions on its duties and customers. For more information: www.hansel.fi

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