Highways Agency signs £75m IT outsourcing deal

The Highways Agency has signed a five-year contract worth 75 million to outsource its IT infrastructure and applications management.

The executive agency of the Department for Transport responsible for operating, maintaining and improving the strategic road network of England told IT PRO it needed to renew existing contractual arrangements that were due to expire during 2007.

The agreement to outsource its IT infrastructure to IT services company Atos Origin is hoped to save a minimum 15 per cent of the agency's annual IT budget.

Chris Price, Highways Agency service review manager, said: "As a public sector organisation, it is essential that the Highways Agency makes the best use of public funds.

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