Capita plc has recently signed a contract with BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines to become its strategic partner to transform the existing method of IT service delivery for its submarine building business in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
The contract is expected to be worth between £60m and £70m over the next five years to Capita. BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines is currently designing and building the Astute class of nuclear powered attack submarines for the UK Royal Navy. It is also leading on the design of a replacement for the Vanguard class submarines.
Capita IT Services will deliver an enhanced IT service model across the submarine building business which will be aligned with the wider BAE Systems group IT framework.
The new service model will result in reduced service charges and higher levels of IT service management performance through using specialist teams focussed in particular fields, such as end user computing, collaborative services and applications management.
This new contract builds on the work that Capita IT Services has provided to the business over the past eight years, including the implementation of servers, wide area networks and local area networks. Capita has also provided technical consultancy and application development, while managing a dedicated on site service desk with the flexibility to oversee a range of IT issues.
Press Release, May 28, 2014; Image: BAE Systems