Caisse de depot et placement renews CGI IT services contract

Source: Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec

The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and CGI Group Inc. (CGI), today announced the signing of a two-year information technology (IT) contract renewal valued at CDN$50 million.

"Our goal is to be known by institutional fund managers as a benchmark organization. To do so, we must fully optimize our technology tools and operational efficiency to fully support our professionals. Our long-term partnership with CGI has enabled us to obtain the tools and services to implement our strategic IT plan," said V.P. Pham, Executive Vice-President, Information Technology and Investment Administration of the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec.

Pierre Turcotte, senior vice-president and general manager, Quebec with CGI added: "We are proud of the important role we play with our clients' evolution and expansion as they kick-off their new strategic planning session for IT. We look forward to future to our continued partnership."

The services covered by this agreement include infrastructure management, production services, a "one-stop service" call centre, office technology support, maintenance of a large number of business applications, and the development and integration of solutions. CGI will also act as an information technology consultant, assessing and proposing optimal solutions for the Caisse. Both companies have been collaborating for a decade since 1996. This contract renewal will begin in September 2006 and end in August 2008.

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