Framework agreement, worth up to €196 million, awarded to CGI-Intrasoft international SA consortium
After completing its quadrennial international invitation to tender, the European Parliament awarded a contract worth up to 196 million euros to CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A). Under the contract, CGI will lead a pan-European consortium that includes Luxembourg-based Intrasoft International S.A. The contract, which was awarded by the European Parliament’s Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support, will cover an initial two-year period and includes an option for three one-year renewals. It aims to effectively contribute to the development and maintenance of the European Parliament’s information production systems.
The framework agreement also applies to certain agencies and institutions of the European Union (Court of Justice, Court of Auditors, Economic and Social Committee, Committee of the Regions, European Aviation Safety Agency, European Ombudsman, European Data Protection Supervisor, and Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union).
“We are proud to have been selected for this contract, as it reflects our commitment and quality of service, which form the foundation of the support we have been providing European institutions for over a decade,” said Jean-Michel Baticle, President of CGI in France, Morocco and Luxembourg.
CGI will be responsible for the design, development, rollout and maintenance of some of the production information systems that support the Parliament’s activities and administrative functions. CGI will be particularly involved in the design of new information systems that are based on technologies selected by the institutions involved. It will also focus on the corrective maintenance of systems and IT applications.
The Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support (ITEC) provides the European Parliament with information and communication technology services as well as printing and distribution services. Its main tasks are:
- developing and maintaining a shared internal working space allowing multilingual access at any time and from any place to all vital documents and data;
- part of an innovation strategy, analyzing, designing, developing and maintaining Parliament’s information systems for the Members, the political groups, the Directorates-General, the European Ombudsman and the Data Protection Supervisor;
- drawing up and ensuring compliance with a secure and viable technical strategy and defining all the various components of computing and telecommunications systems;
- printing and distributing (also electronically) Parliament’s working documents (committee meetings, plenary sittings, etc.);
- publishing legislation and documents in the Official Journal (minutes, texts adopted, written questions, etc.) and producing other publications in cooperation with the Office for Official Publications.