Award continues CGI's longstanding position as country's lead passport services provider
FAIRFAX, VA, Oct. 16, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announced that is has been awarded a base plus four years and a potential ceiling of $900+ million contract renewal with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs for onsite management, administration and processing support at three passport centers and 24 passport agencies nationwide. Under the Passport Production Support Services contract, CGI will continue to provide passport applications processing, passport book processing, customer service support, document and quality control, and mail-out services for the Bureau's Passport Services Directorate.
"Production and management of passports and travel cards is a vital citizen service and critical government mission that helps ensure the flow of commerce and tourism while safeguarding U.S. borders," said Kenyon Wells, Senior Vice-President, CGI. "We are pleased to continue our long-term relationship with the Department of State as the lead provider of secure passports to the traveling public."
CGI has provided support for passport services since 1992, and since 2006 has managed the contract for Book Personalization Facilities that is expected to print more than 20 million passports and travel cards in 2017. CGI also provides visa support services to U.S. embassies and consulates in 70 countries.
"For the Department of State, we will continue to build on an excellent delivery record by providing an experienced passport services management team, a seasoned workforce, an ISO 9001 quality platform and continuous improvement initiatives," said Wells.
About CGI Federal Inc.
CGI Federal Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, healthcare and intelligence missions. 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, 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.
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