The Ministry of Justice has awarded Accenture a five-year, £22 million contract to provide shared services to manage its human resources, payroll, finance and procurement operations.
The programme is expected to deliver savings of £28 million a year by 2014 and is one of the first pan-departmental shared service operations in the UK central government.
Accenture has been selected as the overall systems integrator, to design, integrate and deliver the shared service system for over 80,000 employees.
It has also been engaged as the service management provider to run and maintain the Shared Services IT Service Desk for the duration of the five-year contract.
The shared service will create a common platform and increase the speed and accuracy of the Ministry’s ERP system.
It will cover the Ministry of Justice business network, including Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service, Her Majesty’s Prison Service and the Ministry of Justice Head Office.
Mark Lyons, Accenture’s UK and Ireland managing director for health & public service, said: “We will work with the Ministry of Justice and its other chosen suppliers to improve the quality and consistency of services that it offers its 80,000 employees.
“Accenture’s selection as the lead systems integrator builds on our successful delivery in similar collaborative arrangements across the Ministry of Justice and for other public sector clients.”
The consultancy will work collaboratively with the Ministry of Justice and its chosen partners. Steria will deliver the Oracle enterprise resource planning system and Savvis will deliver the infrastructure-as-a-service platform.
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