Capita forms strategic partnership with BAE Systems Maritime - Submarines

22 May 2014

Capita today announces that it has signed a contract with BAE Systems Maritime - Submarines. Capita will become its strategic partner to transform the existing method of IT service delivery for its submarine building business in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. The contract is expected to be worth between £60m and £70m over the next five years to Capita.

BAE Systems Maritime - Submarines is currently designing and building the Astute class of nuclear powered attack submarines for the UK Royal Navy. It is also leading on the design of a replacement for the Vanguard class submarines.

Capita IT Services will deliver an enhanced IT service model across the submarine building business which will be aligned with the wider BAE Systems group IT framework.

The new service model will result in reduced service charges and higher levels of IT service management performance through using specialist teams focussed in particular fields, such as end user computing, collaborative services and applications management.

This new contract builds on the work that Capita IT Services has provided to the business over the past eight years, including the implementation of servers, wide area networks and local area networks. Capita has also provided technical consultancy and application development, while managing a dedicated on site service desk with the flexibility to oversee a range of IT issues.

Capita chief executive Andy Parker said: "Capita has a strong track record of working with partners to implement new and innovative techniques which deliver real business benefits. We are delighted to be able to evolve our successful relationship with BAE into a strategic partnership capable of delivering innovation and providing an IT management service fitting of a facility which will build the largest and most advanced submarines ever operated by the Royal Navy."

BAE Systems Maritime - Submarines, Information Management, Systems and Technology Chief Information Officer, Steve Cole added: "BAE Systems is very happy to continue to evolve our partnership with Capita supporting the design and build of submarines for the Royal Navy. Capita's team provide an excellent service and we look forward to developing the relationship to deliver further services, benefits and innovation over the next five years."

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