UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs signs £74M contract with Cognizant

Cognizant has at present introduced it has been chosen by the UK’s Division for the Surroundings, Meals and Rural Affairs (Defra) to assist the supply of enterprise change and supply improved companies to the federal government organisation.

Cognizant will implement, underneath the Utility Improvement and Upkeep Help (ADMS) companies program, a brand new on-line companies and digital platform functionality, which could be reused throughout the core Defra group, together with its companion organisations such because the Surroundings Company, the Animal Plant Well being Company, and the Rural Funds Company. This goals to assist present consistency and a streamlined journey for Defra’s purchasers by enhancing processes and the standard of Defra’s digital companies.

“Defra is happy to reinforce its relationship with Cognizant who will play a key function in supporting its bold digital service supply portfolio over the forthcoming years,” mentioned Colin Banno-Thornton, Director of Digital Supply, Defra. “The contract covers utility growth companies and can present essential capability and functionality to assist Defra in delivering its digital supply portfolio in a cheap and sustainable method. We sit up for working with the Cognizant group to ship important digital companies to assist Defra and its arms lengths our bodies to attain its strategic aims.”

“We’re delighted to have additional expanded our strategic partnership with Defra which demonstrates Cognizant’s means to ship massive and complicated initiatives inside Authorities,” mentioned Rohit Gupta, Managing Director, UK&I, Cognizant. “Defra is on a mission to enhance the best way it does enterprise with its purchasers and in doing so, the world at massive. This venture will assist the supply of an impressive data functionality for our pure surroundings which can assist Defra improve the UK’s landscapes, enhance biodiversity and encourage innovation.”

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