UK Home Office appoints ESN delivery partner

CGI has been appointed as the technology delivery partner for the Emergency Services Network programme. According to the company, the five-year contract, which is valued at 81.2 million Canadian Dollars, “focuses on advisory and delivery capability.”

CGI senior vice president, David Filmer

Describing ESN in a statement, CGI said it will “enable fast, safe and secure voice, video and data across the 4G network. It will give first responders immediate access to life-saving data, images and information in live situations and emergencies on the frontline.”

ESMCP programme director, John Black, said, “We’re delighted to welcome CGI as part of our team. They will add expertise and experience in large-scale technology delivery at this important stage in our delivery of the Emergency Services Network. 

“We look forward to working with CGI as we complete the delivery of the network, and start work on mobilisation and deployment across hundreds of user organisations over the next five years.”

CGI senior vice president, consulting services, David Filmer, said: “CGI has a strong track record in delivering national critical infrastructure across the public safety landscape. As a business, our core ethos is to deliver complex things well, enabling insights our clients can act on, and our commitment to this partnership with the ESMCP is no different.

“Through our extensive telecoms experience and alignment to the mission, we can offer a bespoke and scalable partnership to meet the programme’s needs.

"CGI will provide the programme with deep technology skills where these are needed for the delivery of ESN. Commissioned throughout the ESN delivery phase, the contract will cover areas such as user services, control rooms and live service design.”