CGI and DBS extend IT partnership to 2024

06 December 2021 2 min. read
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Global consultancy CGI has announced it has extended its contract with Disclosure and Barring Service. The contract between the two will now last until 2024, with CGI managing several core IT applications for the oraganisation.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is a non-departmental public body of the Home Office of the UK. It enables organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to make safer recruitment decisions, helping identify candidates who may be unsuitable for certain work – especially involving children or vulnerable adults – and providing wider access to criminal record information through its disclosure service for England and Wales.

IT consultancy CGI has been a trusted supplier of technology services to UK Government for over four decades, delivering complex systems to departments across the UK public safety landscape and into central government. This work has included maintaining the DBS systems throughout the Covid-19 pandemic – including providing an on-site presence – to ensure applications continued to be processed.

CGI and DBS extend IT partnership to 2024

With CGI having already played a leading role as DBS’ primary technology provider and over the past 18 months, the organisation has announced it is extending the relationship for a further two years. During the initial engagements of CGI by DBS, one of the projects saw the consultancy assist with the roll out of theService Integration and Management (SIAM) capability, integrating multiple suppliers to provide a single business-facing IT organisation and end-to-end service.

DBS Chair Dr Gillian Fairfield commented, “We are pleased to extend our working partnership with CGI for a further two years. DBS has a strategy in place to modernise our IT infrastructure ensuring the services we provide are accessible to all those who need them… We have already made some really good progress. We look forward to further developing our relationship as we work together to make recruitment safer.”

Now lasting until 2024, the contract will see CGI continue to safeguard the most vulnerable in society. This operating model will support DBS in meeting its strategic technology aims.

Tara McGeehan, President, CGI in the UK and Australia, commented, “CGI is delighted that the partnership with DBS will continue until 2024. DBS’ IT systems will continue to be maintained to our high standards to protect the public and the most vulnerable in our society. At CGI we are proud to be trusted to continue supporting DBS and are committed to ensuring the right technology is in place to provide a stable, secure and smooth service.”