Rebecca Reid, 15 January 2014
It’s been a week of contracts and acquisitions for Montreal-based CGI Group Inc., as the company snagged a big deal with a federal government department and expanded its presence in B.C. with a buy.
On Thursday, the company announced a five-year, $14.5-million dollar outsourcing agreement with the Canadian Department of Justice in Ottawa and on Wednesday the firm acquired certain assets of Edmonton-based GDS and Associates Systems Ltd., increasing its presence in Western Canada.
As per the agreement, CGI will be providing help desk, on-site support, network management and equipment maintenance services for the Justice Department, and if the Department is satisfied with CGI, there is a possibility the contract could be extended for another six years, said Eileen Murphy, spokesperson for CGI in Montreal.