The UK's Passport Office has awarded a £21m contract to Atos IT Services purportedly for business intelligence and infrastructure.
The initial term of the deal is for two years, with the opportunity to extend for a further three years. The estimated value of the contract is for the maximum five years.
The deal is part of Her Majesty's Passport Office's Digital Future Services programme and has been awarded from Crown Commercial Services Technology, which takes a 1 per cent fee on contracts it facilitates.
A contract award notice said the spending under the contract would "be via short, specific work packages for the support, maintenance and development of... applications and services."
In 2017, a government IT transformation report said the Passport Office's paper-based case working system would become completely digital. It said checks would be automated where possible and be "supplemented by extensive use of data ...
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