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OTTAWA, April 19 /PRNewswire/ - CGI Group, Inc. (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced the signing of a three-year, $3.1 million contract with the City of Ottawa to advise and assist the City in support of its Service Ottawa initiative and implementation of the City's Five-Year Technology Roadmap.
When implemented, the City's Service Ottawa initiative will fundamentally transform how residents receive City-supplied services. It is an approach to deliver consistent, predictable, high-quality information and services to Ottawa residents and to generate significant operational cost savings.
On March 8, 2011, the City adopted its 2011 budget which includes a $15-million investment in new technologies that will result in annual operational savings of $40 million by 2014. In total, the Service Ottawa initiative represents an investment of $79 million over five years.
"We are very proud to have been selected by the City of Ottawa and to support them in this major transformational initiative", said Alain Brisson, Senior Vice-President, National Capital Region, CGI. "We look forward to assisting the City in implementing its Five-Year Technology Roadmap and achieving the Service Ottawa objectives."
The contract, with an initial term of three years, is for systems integration services that include subject matter experts and expertise required for the planning, definition, design, implementation, co-ordination, integration, testing, deployment, training, program and project management, and operational support associated with projects implemented under the auspices of the Service Ottawa initiative.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at December 31, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its order backlog was approximately C$13.1 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
About the City of Ottawa
Ottawa is Canada's capital and the country's fourth largest city with a population of approximately 900,000 people living within the city limits. Ottawa encompasses an area of 2,796 square kilometres (1,080 square miles) and spans 90 kilometres (55 miles) east to west.
Ottawa is located in the Ottawa Valley in eastern Ontario. It lies on the banks of the Ottawa River, which divides the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The mouths of the Rideau River, Ottawa River and Rideau Canal are located in Ottawa and have played a major part in the history of the city.
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