Calian Wins $3 Million DND Contract For Information Technology Service Management Support Services
Ottawa, Ontario - June 13, 2016 - Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY) IT Professional Services service line is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) Support Services Contract with the Department of National Defence (DND) The initial contract is for one year and includes two additional one year option periods for a total estimated value of $3 million dollars.
The key objective of the ITSM Project is to implement required systems, tools and services to address the rationalization and optimization of IT services across DND – based on the concept of centralized control and execution to support the evolution of enterprise service delivery and management.
"Calian is pleased to have been selected to work with DND on this strategic and important project," stated Sandra Cote, Vice President, IT and Professional Services at Calian. "Our goal is to continue to provide governments and private organizations alike with world class IT Professional Services.”
"This is an exciting win for our IT services line," stated Kevin Ford, President and CEO. "It strengthens our existing relationship with DND and aligns with the service line evolution pillar of our growth strategy."
About Calian IT Professional Services
Calian's IT Professional Services team has the experience and expertise to support complex IT initiatives and manage discrete IT functions in support of our customers' business and technology needs regardless of platform or applications. Customers choose Calian to deliver quality IT Professional Services in IT Consulting, Cyber Security and IT Products.
Calian employs over 2,500 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company's capabilities are diverse with services delivered through two divisions. The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa and includes the provision of business and technology services to industry, public and government in the health, training, engineering and IT services domains. Calian's Systems Engineering Division (SED) located in Saskatoon plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world's space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.
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