CGI appointed Technology Delivery Partner for UK Emergency Services’ Mobile Communications Programme

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London, United Kingdom, 20 May 2024 

CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB), one of the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world, has been selected by the UK Government’s Home Office as the Technology Delivery Partner for the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) across England, Scotland and Wales. The five-year contract, which focuses on advisory and delivery capability, is valued at CA$81.2 million.

The cross-government programme will deliver a new critical communications system, known as the Emergency Services Network (ESN), for the UK’s emergency responders. ESN will provide a more robust communications network, with more cost efficiency, in support of Fire, Ambulance and Police services, significantly streamlining communication capabilities and facilitating first response. It will enable fast, safe and secure voice video and data across the 4G network and give responders immediate access to life-saving data, images and information in live situations and emergencies on the front line.

John Black, Programme Director, ESMCP said, “The Emergency Services Network will provide Britain’s first responders with critical communications technology that will give them up-to-date voice and data communications in emergency situations, helping to keep the public safe. We’re delighted to welcome CGI as part of our team. They will add expertise and experience in large-scale technology delivery at this important stage in our delivery of the Emergency Services Network. We look forward to working with CGI as we complete the delivery of the Network and start work on mobilisation and deployment across hundreds of user organisations over the next five years.”

David Filmer, Senior Vice President, Consulting Services at CGI said, “CGI has a strong track record in delivering national critical infrastructure across the public safety landscape. As a business, our core ethos is to deliver complex things well, enabling insights our clients can act on, and our commitment to this partnership with the ESMCP is no different. Through our extensive telecoms experience and alignment to the mission, we can offer a bespoke and scalable partnership to meet the Programme’s needs.”

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