The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, responsible for the nuclear clean-up in the UK, has extended its IT contract with Capita for another two years. The contract will see the consulting firm provide DNA’s complete IT infrastructure, including a full-time staff offering end-to-end IT services.
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is an in 2004 formed non-departmental public body of the UK responsible for the effective and efficient clean-up of the UK’s nuclear legacy. This clean-up, which is the largest, most important environmental restoration programme in Europe, includes the decommissioning of 17 of civil public sector nuclear sites spread across the UK. In addition, the NDA provides advice on decommissioning plans for current and planned nuclear power stations.
In 2012, the NDA awarded Capita IT Enterprise Services 3-year contract to manage its complete IT infrastructure. With this deal recently ending, the NDA extended the contract with another two years, seeing Capita provide IT services worth £2.4 million through to 2017.
Under the contract, Capita provides a team of full-time, security-cleared staff to the NDA. This team offers end-to-end managed desktop, network and infrastructure services to NDA’s offices across the UK. In addition, the consulting firm offers strategic IT guidance to ensure NDA is equipped with the right systems, applications and tools, and a number of cyber-security solutions, including a Mobile Device Management solution for NDA employees to communicate and access files securely whilst travelling and offsite.
Commenting on the renewed contract, Peter Hands, Executive Director for Capita IT Enterprise Services, says: “We have been working with the NDA since 2012 – and this contract extension is a reflection of the close, collaborative approach we have taken. In the nuclear industry, security and reliability are crucial – and this contract is a great opportunity for Capita to demonstrate its capabilities.”