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FAIRFAX, VA, May 4 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced a partnership with ACS, A Xerox Company (ACS), to deliver enhanced fiscal intermediary administrative services and an advanced Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) for California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). CGI's component of the contract is valued at US$168 million over 10 years.
ACS, the prime contractor, and CGI were selected after an extensive, competitive two-year bid and evaluation process. The California Medicaid Management Information System (CA-MMIS) supports the Medi-Cal program and processes payments to thousands of health care providers including physicians, pharmacies, hospitals and other providers.
CGI will staff the Enterprise Project Management Office as well as manage the Quality Management organization. In addition, CGI will be responsible for automated business rules extraction and business change management services relative to DHCS's transition to the new CA-MMIS and will manage the testing organization through our Sacramento-based testing center of excellence. To improve third party collections, CGI will customize and implement its Computer Assisted Collection System(R) for Government (CACS-G) solution.
"For more than 25 years, CGI has partnered with the State of California to provide built-for-government solutions that help governments be more efficient and effective while serving their citizens," said Dave Delgado, Vice-President of CGI West Public Sector. "We're pleased to join ACS in helping California's Department of Health Care Services to transform their operations."
"The citizens and state of California, with more than seven million Medi-Cal beneficiaries, will benefit from improved, efficient management of health care services payments," said David Maxwell-Jolly, Director of Department of Health Care Services. "The experienced team of ACS, including CGI, met our challenge of modernizing a 30+ year old legacy system to be more responsive yet cost effective. Through this partnership, we will transform operations for one of California's largest programs, serving its most vulnerable citizens."
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 the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. As at March 31, 2010, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in both, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
All statements in this press release that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are "forward-looking information" within the meaning of sections 138.3 and following of the Ontario Securities Act. These statements and this information represent CGI's intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, of which many are beyond the control of the Company. These factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. These factors include and are not restricted to the timing and size of new contracts, acquisitions and other corporate developments; the ability to attract and retain qualified members; market competition in the rapidly-evolving IT industry; general economic and business conditions, foreign exchange and other risks identified in the MD&A, in CGI's Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov), the Company's Annual Information Form filed with the Canadian securities authorities (filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com), as well as assumptions regarding the foregoing. The words "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "foresee," "plan," and similar expressions and variations thereof, identify certain of such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. In particular, statements relating to future performance are forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. CGI disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements or on this forward-looking information. You will find more information about the risks that could cause our actual results to significantly differ from our current expectations in the Risks and Uncertainties section.
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