Accenture, Altra, Tieto provide European agency with IT services including biometric system maintenance

July 9, 2015 - 

The European Agency for Large-Scale IT Systems (eu-LISA) has selected Accenture, Altran and Tieto to provide a range of IT services, including biometric system maintenance, across agency locations in Brussels, Strasbourg and Tallinn.

The companies will help eu-LISA improve its IT architecture, boost its operational capabilities and provide IT services to eu-LISA customers around the world.

In addition to biometric system maintenance, the IT services will include application development, and network and data storage enhancements.

“Accenture has significant experience working with government clients and border management agencies around the world, helping them meet the challenges of managing large complex IT projects,” said James Slessor, managing director of Accenture’s global public safety business. “We are pleased to have been chosen for this project and will bring our experience working as part of a consortium on the Schengen Information System to enable valuable synergies and support delivery excellence for eu-LISA.”

eu-LISA awarded the contracts following a competitive tendering process and under two different lots, each for a two-year term with a potential two-year extension.

Accenture and Altran jointly bid for Lot 1, providing services for eu-LISA’s Strasbourg and Brussels locations.

Accenture and Tieto jointly bid for Lot 2, providing services for eu-LISA’s Tallinn location.

As consortium leader, Accenture will also provide overall program management services across all locations.

Previously reported, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is working with Accenture to deliver a biometric technology system for registering and verifying the identities of displaced individuals around the world, providing refugees with the help they need.

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