CGI to support Home Office police technology portfolio

08 August 2022 2 min. read
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The UK wing of CGI has been selected as the strategic delivery partner to the Home Office’s Police & Public Protection Technology portfolio. The consulting firm will now work to support the development of technology solutions for of the Home Office digital transformation agenda.

As the UK Government looks to improve the efficiency and speed of its data management, it has been undertaking a widespread campaign of digital transformation. In July, for example, the Government finally appointed Mike Potter as its Chief Digital Officer, to help forge ahead with digitalisation – taking up a position that was first advertised in 2019.

In the Home Office, digital transformation also kicked off in 2019, with the launch of its then-new Home Office Digital and Home Office Technology functions. In a challenging period for the UK, the Home Office is currently looking to build on those functions, with a campaign to develop digital technology for new solutions.

CGI Partners with the Home Office to Deliver Digital Value

For support in this, the Home Office is turning to private sector consultants for additional expertise. Having launched a tender for the Home Office’s Police & Public Protection Technology portfolio, the Government has appointed technology consultancy CGI to a five-year contract, initially valued at £95 million.

Tara McGeehan, President of CGI UK and Australia, commented, “We are committed to improving public safety and we will work closely with the Home Office to support their digital transformation. This will mean we can continue to make our society a safer place to live. Technology is undeniably one of the most important tools to improve and reinforce our vital services to Government.”

As Strategic Delivery Partner (SDP), CGI will be an integral part of the Home Office Police and Public Protection Technology (PPPT) team, bringing its proven delivery expertise across Public Safety and Government. It will create an open and evolving value chain ecosystem of partners which include NTT DATA, Principle One and Infoshare as well as other SMEs and law enforcement specialists. This will provide a more consistent modern delivery model while ensuring the Home Office’s existing supplier relationships can thrive in a collaborative ecosystem.

Notably, CGI will work closely with UK SMEs by supporting them with an anticipated 30% of the expenditure, over the lifetime of the contract. CGI has also made significant commitments to promote Social Value, pledging to help tackle social inequality, promote equal opportunities and wellbeing, and will extend this out across our partner ecosystem. 

David Filmer, Senior Vice-President Consulting Services, UK Public Safety from CGI said, “This new contract will see us work with the Home Office’s Police and Public Protection Technology team in a truly transformational way. Our new role as strategic delivery partner puts us at the heart of the Home Office, allowing us to have a greater and more meaningful impact.”