CGI among IT providers selected for multi-state cloud procurement initiative by NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative

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CGI Advantage360® solution available to state and local governments through ground-breaking model of multi-state procurement

FAIRFAX, VA, May 24, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has been selected by NASPO ValuePoint, an organization that provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting, as an eligible provider for cloud solutions to government agencies in more than 35 states participating in a ground-breaking procurement initiative.

Under a master agreement administered by the State of Utah, states in the NASPO ValuePoint cooperative can procure CGI software as a service (SaaS). CGI Advantage360, the company's SaaS deployment offering of its market leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution specifically built for U.S. state and local government, is available under the ValuePoint agreement.

"The contracts cover a full range of cloud solutions that help public entities quickly access the benefits of reliable and secure cloud services for use to serve citizens," said Douglas Richins, NASPO ValuePoint's Chief Executive Officer. "The success of this ground-breaking procurement is in large measure due to the excellent leadership by the State of Utah, the dedication of a very talented group of state procurement and IT professionals on the sourcing team, and collaboration with state CIOs."

The NASPO ValuePoint multi-state cloud acquisition offers an unparalleled range of choices to help state and local governments improve IT service delivery through reliable and secure cloud-based solutions. With CGI Advantage ERP, hundreds of states, counties, cities and school districts of various sizes have already improved operational efficiency, service quality and transparency. CGI Advantage360 encompasses software, support, services and hosting delivered in a SaaS-based cloud offering, supplemented by value-added business process services to specifically address the needs of mid-sized local governments. This results-based offering balances the need for price, flexibility and functionality in a solution that grows and evolves over time.

"We are proud to be one of the partners selected for this innovative procurement vehicle that will help governments access the most innovative technology and IT services available today," said Daniel Keene, Senior Vice-President of CGI's Advantage program. "This selection builds upon CGI's reputation as a valued provider of cloud, IT infrastructure and ERP solutions and services to state and local governments nationwide."

About NASPO ValuePoint
The NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization (formerly WSCA-NASPO) provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting. By leveraging the leadership and expertise of all states with the purchasing power of their public entities, NASPO ValuePoint delivers the best value, most reliable, competitively-sourced contracts. Since 1993 NASPO ValuePoint or its predecessor has been the cooperative purchasing arm of NASPO (the National Association of State Procurement Officials) encouraging, fostering, and guiding the nation's most significant public contract cooperative. NASPO ValuePoint is a unified, nationally-focused cooperative aggregating the demand of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the organized United States territories, their political subdivisions, and other eligible entities, spurring the best value, innovation, and competition in the marketplace.

About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 70,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services, including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance and infrastructure management, as well as 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.

 

SOURCE CGI Group Inc.

For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Executive Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations, lorne.gorber@cgi.com, +1 514-841-3355; Media: Alison Hallett, Vice-President, U.S. Communications, alison.hallett@cgi.com, +1 703-267-5915

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