Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that its Belgian subsidiary was awarded contracts in November 2014 under the ESP-DESIS (External Service Provision for Development, Studies and Support for Information Systems) III framework contract. This framework contract is the largest ever awarded by the European Commission.
Under the terms of the contracts, Unisys Belgium and its partners will deliver IT support and services to more than 40,000 civil servants for applications, architecture, information management, web content, data warehousing, business intelligence and geographical information systems. The consortiums were selected for their ability to provide the European Commission with a strategic approach to sourcing, service delivery and end-to-end support for its IT requirements.
The overall framework contract was awarded in four lots, with each lot focused on providing a different category of IT services. Unisys Belgium is to lead two consortiums: one for project management, analytics and consultancy services and another to support the functional and business needs of the European Commission. Unisys is also a participant in a Trasys Group-led consortium to deliver development requirements for environments including Oracle, Java and Microsoft SharePoint. Unisys did not compete for the fourth lot.
According to the European Commission, the total value of the three lots in which Unisys teams will be providing services is more than €800 million ($US900 million). The projected revenue for Unisys under the framework is estimated at around €90 million ($US100 million) over the four year term.
The consortiums will support all of the European Commission’s operations and can scale to support new initiatives and technology requirements for any additional sites in the region. Initially, around 160 Unisys staff will be deployed at European Commission locations in Brussels, Luxembourg and Ispra in Italy. The consortiums will mobilize more than 1,850 IT professionals to deliver support and services across Europe.
Bart Steukers, general manager, Unisys Continental Europe, said, “We are pleased to win these contracts, which reinforce our position as one of the top IT suppliers to the European Commission. We look forward to working with the EC on these important projects.”
Unisys Belgium has partnered with the following organizations to deliver lots one, two and three: Trasys Group, Atos, Sogeti, Intrasoft, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Everis, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (EII), Iris and Piksel.
Any statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements rely on assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. In particular, statements in this release regarding the estimated value that Unisys will received under the contract are based on assumptions regarding the volume of services to be ordered by the European Commission for the lots awarded to the consortiums where Unisys is a participant and the percentage of that work that will be performed by Unisys. Those assumptions are based on past experience in providing services to the European Commission and their estimate of the amount of work to be awarded in each lot. In addition, the estimated total value of the contract assumes that the European Commission will continue the contract for the full initial two years and exercise an option for additional two years, which is entirely within their discretion, and will not exercise their contractual right to end the contract at any time. The estimated total value is also based on assumptions about future volumes services that will be ordered. Because the volumes may change and the contract may not continue for the full contract term, including extension years, the estimated value is not guaranteed. Additional discussion of factors that could affect Unisys future results is contained in periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Source: PR Newswire