CGI chosen by Public Works and Government Services Canada for a multi-million dollar contract for its Financial Systems Transformation Project

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    OTTAWA, March 6 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (CGI) (TSX: GIB.A;
NYSE:   GIB) and its joint venture partner IT/Net, were awarded by Public Works
and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) a 2 year, $9.7 million dollar contract
to provide system integration support services to PWGSC's Financial Systems
Transformation (FST) project. This contract includes options to extend the
contract by up to four additional one year periods.
    The FST initiative supports PWGSC's deputy minister's stated direction to
increase financial oversight and provide sound management of public resources
through improved financial service delivery. The solution will replace the
department's multiple legacy financial and material management applications
with the Government of Canada's SAP R/3 Version 4.7 Integrated Finance and
Material System (IFMS).
    In addition to the SAP implementation, Team CGI-IT/Net will develop a
strategy and provide necessary support services to ensure a stable transition
from the existing financial applications currently in use to the new improved
    "We are very pleased to be part of PWGSC's FST Project Team. As a
certified SAP Hosting and Alliance Partner, CGI will be leveraging its local
SAP expertise as well as its global SAP center of expertise to bring PWGSC a
committed and seasoned SAP-centric operational and technology management group
with extensive capabilities," said Hicham Adra, CGI's Senior Vice-President
and General Manager, National Capital Region and Western Canada.
    With more than 500 professionals, CGI's centre of expertise is one of the
largest SAP ERP solutions teams in Canada with enterprise clients that include
Innovapost/Purolator, Bell Canada and Cirque du Soleil(R).
    The combined CGI and IT/Net group is comprised of more than 1,000
Ottawa-based professionals and has more than 30 years of experience providing
consulting, systems integration and IT and business management capability to
the Government of Canada.
    With over 5,000 professionals dedicated to the public sector and more
than $1 billion in revenue from this sector, CGI is one of the largest IT and
business process services providers to government in Canada and the United
States. The company serves the federal government and 75% of provincial and
territorial governments in Canada. This deep expertise enables public sector
clients to modernize and transform with services and solutions that improve
the citizen experience, increase efficiency and improve accountability.

    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 25,000 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 annualized
revenue run rate stands at $3.6 billion (US$3.1 billion) and at December 31st,
2006, CGI's order backlog was $12.6 billion (US$10.9 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:

    About IT/Net

    Founded in 1991, IT/Net is a prominent management consulting firm that
offers comprehensive consulting services in all aspects of Information
Management and Technology (IM/IT). IT/Net provides clients in both private and
public sectors with a combination of management and technical expertise, to
ensure that computer-based technologies are applied in a cost-effective and
appropriate manner. IT/Net has been a leading provider of expert SAP services
to the federal government since 1996.

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For further information: Media: Yvonne Gibson, Director of
Communications, Canada, (905) 695-6421,

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