CGI Recognized for Innovation in Government for eVA Procurement Program



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    FAIRFAX, VA, Dec. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A;
NYSE:   GIB) announced today that CGI and the Commonwealth of Virginia received
the Innovation in Government award from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
for the eVA e-procurement program.
    The Commonwealth of Virginia partnered with CGI to develop eVA, a
statewide electronic purchasing solution, to increase the efficiency of both
state and local government procurement. Since 2001, the Commonwealth has used
eVA to process over 1.5 million orders to buy $14 billion of products and
services. In addition to pioneering eVA, CGI today supports the system through
a managed services contract for application management, development and
maintenance, ensuring that even greater benefits will be realized for
Virginia.
    "Today, with more than 12,500 eVA users statewide, eVA allows us to buy
goods and services faster, easier, and at best value using a single on-line
source, saving our taxpayers money while streamlining processing for our
vendors. Through the eVA program, we have cut order processing costs up to 50%
and reduced processing time in some cases up to 70%," said Ron Bell,
Virginia's Director of the Division of Purchases and Supply, Department of
General Services.
    "eVA is a prime example of how CGI helps clients leverage technology
solutions for more efficient and effective government," said Nazzic Turner,
Senior Vice-President and General Manager, CGI. "We gratefully acknowledge the
partnership and vision of the Commonwealth leadership and also extend our
appreciation to the Wilder School at VCU for recognizing our team efforts.
Working together, CGI and the Commonwealth have set a new standard for
e-procurement nationwide."
    The Excellence in Virginia Government Awards program is the signature
event of VCU's L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. Held
each year in late November, the awards celebrate outstanding public and
private individuals and organizations that have made noteworthy contributions
to the practice of government and to the welfare of Virginia's communities and
citizens.
    CGI's Global Government Services help our public sector clients leverage
innovative business processes and technologies to transform operations for the
future while delivering on the process and technology demands of today. Our
full service capabilities are built upon proven and repeatable frameworks that
lead to rapid deployment, measurable process improvements, and cost savings.
We help reduce the complexity of day-to-day operations to allow our clients to
better focus on the business of government.

    About CGI

    Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent
information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI
and its affiliated companies employ approximately 26,000 professionals. CGI
provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from
offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from
centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue
run rate stands at $3.7 billion and at September 30th, 2007, CGI's order
backlog was $12.0 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the
NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the
S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website:
www.cgi.com.




For further information:

For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355; Media: Linda Odorisio,
Vice-President, US Communications, (703) 227-6161, linda.odorisio@cgi.com


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