Work on the six-year contract, which was awarded in February, is due to begin in September and will see Fujitsu assume responsibility for the management and transformation of 140,000 DWP desktops across 1,000 offices in the UK.
It was announced last month that government ICT projects would be subject to scrutiny by the recently formed Efficiency and Reform Group.
Ravi Vitankar, chief technical officer at Fujitsu, said the project, hailed by the vendor as the “single biggest desktop and thin-client outsource deal in the UK” was unlikely to be affected.
“The project will reduce the cost of desktop management by 20 per cent, which in turn will save taxpayers’ money,” he added.
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