GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DB Systel GmbH, a subsidiary owned by and the information and communication technology (ICT) service provider for Deutsche Bahn AG, signed a master services agreement with CIBER making it a framework contract partner for IT services. By the end of its Europe-wide tender "IT Productions & Support (ITPS)," a total of 23 new framework agreements under EU law will have been completed, which provides DB Systel GmbH more legal certainty by obtaining external IT services in an international context. The contract runs for three years and may be extended twice in two-year increments.
"The Deutsche Bahn Group is one of the world's largest passenger and logistics service providers and is among the key companies in its market," said Jorg Dietmann, managing director of CIBER Germany and vice president of the global SAP practice at CIBER. "It is a special honor that CIBER Germany is included once again in the circle of this most important IT partner."
"After 13 months for the preparation and execution of the tender, the integration of various business and service sectors and the establishment of overarching project teams, we welcome now the 23 framework contractors, which will assist us as competent external IT service providers during the next three years," said Michael Titze, department manager--skill and resource management at DB Systel. "CIBER has met our selection criteria to the full extent and its management and performance presentation convinced us."
"This award fits into a long and positive project history with Deutsche Bahn," said Ingo Windshugel, department manager for the transport and logistics industry at CIBER's German operations. "In 2006, CIBER was selected by DB Systel as partner for development of services in support of SAP® solutions. Later, CIBER assisted with further development and a company rollout of SAP solutions."
In the following years, CIBER Germany implemented the successful group-wide integration of SAP solutions for more than 60 subsidiaries and the accounting systems of the Deutsche Bahn Group. In addition, since 2009, CIBER in Germany has been a framework contractor under the "Sourcing 2010" tender and a central, reliable partner of DB Systel GmbH for IT consulting and development services.
DB Systel GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary and ICT service provider for Deutsch Bahn AG, Europe's largest rail road operator and infrastructure owner. The framework agreement partnership not only extends CIBER's existing cooperation with Deutsche Bahn, but also confirms its expertise as an IT service provider within the transportation and logistics industry.
About CIBER, Inc.
CIBER, Inc. is a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company applying practical innovation through services and solutions that deliver tangible results for both commercial and government clients. Services include application development and management, ERP implementation, change management, project management, systems integration, infrastructure management and end-user computing, as well as strategic business and technology consulting. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, CIBER has more than 8,500 employees and operates in 19 countries, serving clients in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Annual revenue in 2010 was $1.1 billion. CIBER trades on the New York Stock exchange (NYSE: CBR), and is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. For more information, visit www.ciber.com.
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