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EDMONTON, Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) has been selected by Alberta Human Services as the Ministry's exclusive partner for the delivery of application management services (AMS). Alberta Human Services consolidated its vendor relationships and chose CGI as its sole AMS supplier based on a competitive process. The new, five-plus year contract, which significantly expands CGI's scope of work, is valued at $30.4 million.
CGI's mandate under the new contract is to provide AMS operational support to ensure high levels of application stability and responsiveness, AMS enhancements, the introduction of innovations that will improve business value, streamline operations and help on-going support of applications, through a newly formed Innovation Office, and application development services through separate application development teams.
"We are proud of our long-term partnership with Alberta Human Services which began back to 2002, and honored to expand our relationship through this new contract," said Shawn Derby, Senior Vice-President of CGI's Western Business Unit in Canada. "CGI has decades of experience in managing application services for major organizations in both the private and public sectors and a proven track record of delivering expected business outcomes through our experts, frameworks and tools. We look forward to continuing to help Alberta Human Services drive its performance and meet its strategic goals."
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 65,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services, including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, and infrastructure management, as well as 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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SOURCE CGI Group Inc.