Health Services Contract With DND Extended to March 31, 2018 Contract Value Increased by $75 Million
Ottawa, Ontario, July 14, 2016– Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY) is pleased to announce that the current Health Services Support Contract (HSSC) with the Department of National Defence (DND) has been extended for a further 12-month period with a new completion date of March 31, 2018. The extended contract term will be funded by further increasing the contract ceiling value by $75 million.
"We are honoured to be able to continue our work with DND as their health services delivery partner," stated Scott Murray, Vice-President, Health Services. "We view this extension as a very positive indication of our HSSC team's ability to help DND deliver the highest quality health services to the serving men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces."
"Calian has proudly supported the health care requirements of the military for over 10 years. We take this role very seriously, working hard to consistently earn a 'superior' performance rating throughout the term of the contract. This commitment to delivery excellence and customer satisfaction has enabled Calian to not only retain current customers but attract several new clients in the health domain, directly supporting our strategic goal of being the largest health services organization in Canada," stated Kevin Ford, President and CEO.
About Calian Health
Calian Health is one of Canada's largest national health services companies with over 10 years of experience in the management of healthcare professionals and health programs, as well as the operation and management of primary care and occupational health clinics. With a network of over 1,500 healthcare professionals, Calian supports over six million patient visits per year at over 180 clinic locations across Canada.
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.
Kevin Ford Jacqueline Gauthier
President and Chief Executive Officer Chief Financial Officer
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