Fujitsu has signed a contract worth over €3m to provide ICT support to the Revenue Commissioners.
The two-year contract was awarded following an open EU procurement process. It contains the option of a one-year extension.
The contract marks a key expansion in the range of services that Fujitsu and its partners will provide to Revenue.
As part of this contract, Fujitsu will provide strategic ICT architecture and process consulting and quality assurance services for Revenue. This will include assisting Revenue attain compliance with the new business continuity management standard (BS25999) and achievement of security certification (ISO 27000) for defined systems.
“We have worked extensively in the public sector, both here in Ireland and around the world and have gained a wealth of experience and insight which we will exploit to deliver Revenue’s business objectives,” said Regina Moran, CEO of Fujitsu Services Ireland.
Frank Daly, Revenue chairman, commented: “Revenue and Fujitsu have already worked very successfully together in providing the enterprise server and storage systems for our flagship applications such as the Revenue Online Service and our back-office Integrated Taxation Services. This contract marks a broadening and deepening of our relationship.
“Fujitsu and its subcontractors are now providing expertise and a transfer of skills for technical architecture, certification and standards and quality assurance and testing work.
“It also shows that Revenue is serious about expanding its multi-vendor strategy for external ICT support, to ensure future choice, competition and value for money. Indeed the competition won by Fujitsu was extremely keen. We look forward to a successful working partnership as Revenue pushes forward its aggressive business strategy for 2008-2009,” he added.
By Niall Byrne
Pictured are Frank Daly, Revenue chairman, and Regina Moran, CEO of Fujitsu Services Ireland