Capgemini awarded towering £600m deal to run London cops' IT infrastructure

Metropolitan police hand keys to French outsourcer


Capgemini has won a £600m IT infrastructure deal from the UK's Metropolitan Police to run a service desk, data centres, and services management including the integration of other suppliers.

The seven-year contract, which is due to come to an end in 2028, was tendered in November 2019 as a part of a shift in approach to large-scale public sector procurement in the UK.

The Met, London's police service, had structured agreements via a multi-supplier "Towers Model" to break up monolithic IT contracts with single suppliers into smaller, more manageable chunks.

Between 2015 and 2017, the Met awarded its Service Integration & Management to Atos, Network Services to BT, Data Centres Services to Keysource, Hosting and End User Services to DXC, and Application Support Services to Accenture.

As these deals come to a close in the next two years, they are set to be consolidated into two towers as part of the Met's Pegasus programme.

Capgemini has won the Tower award for infrastructure. The competition for an IT services vendor to help run the force's sprawling application estate was launched in October last year in a contract that could be worth up to £350m. Invitations to tender or to participate were due to go to selected candidates in January.

Responsible for policing an area of 620 square miles (1,605 square km) with a population over 12 million, the Met Police handed £250m in contracts to CSC including a £155m end-user computing deal to provide managed desktop services and storage, and a £95m cloud, hosting, and SaaS deal in 2016.

It is now set to transition a raft of stuff to Capgemini, including service desk, service management, hosting including datacentre services, network services, end user services, cybersecurity and security operations centre, mobile voice and data and managed print, according to the contract award notice.

The Met is no stranger to working with the French outsourcing and consultancy giant. It became a prime IT supplier to the force in 2005 in a deal worth £350m and in 2010 the contract was extended until December 2015. ®


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