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MoJ selects Lockheed Martin for £125 million IT contract

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Ministry of Justice has selected U.S defence giant Lockheed Martin as preferred bidder for a £125 million contract to provide the transformation of out-dated IT services.

The Service Integration & Management (SIAM) contract for the overhaul of legacy IT contracts have seen the American defence giant compete against IBM.

The SIAM contract will see Lockheed help to organise the MoJ’s many IT contracts, by moving the ministries IT services to service towers.

Areas to be delivered by the contract will include the embedding of digital services throughout the justice system and police forces in order to free up court time, and functionality allowing victims of crime to access reports and updates on the progress of cases.

The selection of Lockheed Martin, subject to the completion of negotiations and legal arrangements, comes after a strong year for the company in the UK, including the management of the last UK census.

The MoJ said: “We are transforming our IT contracts to ensure they provide the best possible value for taxpayers. -Lockheed Martin have been awarded a contract to provide IT services to around 90,000 users across the criminal justice system, replacing the three different providers who currently deliver these services”.

The MoJ added that the contract “could save around 4.5m officer hours a year. That includes charging suspects by post saving two hours of police time per suspect”.

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