Met Police awards £86m app management contract to Accenture

Accenture has been awarded a long-term £86m contract to deliver app management services to the Metropolitan Police Service.

The contract will see Accenture help the MPS increase its use of digital technologies, including mobile and analytics solutions, while also facilitating increased digital interaction between police and citizens. The contract, secured after a competitive tendering process, is for five years, with options for one-year extensions.

Core app management

Under the terms of the agreement, Accenture will help the MPS manage its core information technology applications, including enhancing core applications and rationalizing the application portfolio. The work will be delivered from the Accenture Delivery Center in Newcastle, which is part of the Accenture Global Delivery Network, and from a location in London. Approximately 60 new technology roles will be created in Newcastle as a result.

“As part of our integrated multi-supplier delivery model, Accenture will help us to move to a more-modern, flexible IT environment, enabling us to reduce costs and improve the technology available to help our officers serve the public,” said Chris Naylor, digital policing lead at the Metropolitan Police Service.

“Accenture has strong industry experience and recognizes the importance of collaboration and cross-supplier integration to help deliver next-generation police services. We look forward to working closely with Accenture in managing our applications and introducing new, innovative solutions.”

Third big name

This deal makes Accenture the third big-name IT provider to become part of the Met Police’s Total Technology Programme. It follows the Service Integration and Management (SIAM) contract awarded to Atos, and the £250m end-user computing and hosting towers won by CSC.

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