Largest Outsourcing Contract Ever Awarded in Belgium
PLANO, TX, and BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan. 9 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced the
Flemish Government has awarded the EDS-Telindus Consortium a renewal of its
information communications technology (ICT) contract. The contract has a
seven-year term and is worth approximately euro 582 million (US$831 million),
the largest outsourcing contract ever awarded in Belgium.
The new agreement includes a broad package of information technology (IT)
services including end-user support and management of end-user infrastructure
to ensure the availability of the ICT environment for the Flemish Government.
EDS and Telindus, a leading Belgian ICT solutions and services company, have
been in partnership at the Flemish Government since 2003.
"Luc Chauvin, the ICT manager of the Flemish Government, and his team
have introduced a very open and very flexible outsourcing model that
stimulates multi-vendor integration, continuous innovation and price
competitiveness," said Eric Van Bael, managing director of EDS Belgium. "We
have put the best minds of EDS and Telindus together to live up to these very
high standards of execution and are extremely proud that we are once again
selected as the preferred partner of the Flemish Government."
"Winning this contract is very important for Telindus Belgacom ICT and
EDS, and it proves that our partnership is able to deliver convincing
solutions for complex IT landscapes," added Jan De Schepper, director
Corporate Market for Telindus Belgacom ICT.
"Thanks to our experience and business knowledge, the EDS-Telindus
Consortium has been able to respond promptly and with flexibility to the
extremely high expectations and quality standards of the Flemish Government
and its end-users," said Patrick Urkens, managing director of the EDS-Telindus
Under this agreement, EDS is responsible for system and application
management, application development and support, service desk, and server,
storage and mainframe infrastructure. Telindus is responsible for the network,
PC support and security of the Flemish Government's ICT systems.
Work on the new contract begins February 1, 2008, with all new and
renewed services and supporting tools scheduled to be fully implemented in
accordance with the new contract by September 1, 2008.
EDS (NYSE: EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.
Telindus is a Belgian company offering ICT solutions and services.
Telindus serves business and public market needs as a solution and sourcing
partner, delivering secured converged networking, and secured systems &
applications underpinned by management and support services. With over 37
years experience in ICT, Telindus is investing considerably in expertise to
service modern IT and telecommunications infrastructures throughout their life
cycle. Telindus' enviable track record and longstanding partnerships with
leading equipment suppliers offers a safe route for enterprises, telecom
operators and government bodies looking to deploy long-lasting ICT solutions.
In January 2006, Telindus joined the Belgacom Group to become the IT Services
Branch of a new business leader in the market. Belgacom SA/NV (Euronext
Brussels: BELG) is the leading telecommunications company in Belgium and a
market leader in a number of areas, including retail and wholesale fixed-line
telephony services, mobile communications services, broadband data and
Internet services. Together, Belgacom and Telindus are building a Belgian
champion in the European IT landscape, presenting the market a unique
offering, uniting Connectivity and IT Services. Learn more at
The statements in this news release that are not historical statements,
including statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.
These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of
which are beyond EDS' control, which could cause actual results to differ
materially from such statements. For information concerning these risks and
uncertainties, see EDS' most recent Form 10-K. EDS disclaims any intention or
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Blake Hull -- EDS Plano Luca Pescarmona -- EDS EMEA
1 972 605 5063 39 335 5776005
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