Accenture Inks $35M Services Contract with the U.K.

Global management and outsourcing company Accenture (NYSE:ACN) said on Monday it has been awarded a five-year, $35 million contract from the U.K. Ministry of Justice to help support its human resources, payroll, finance and procurement operations.

The shared service will operate across the Ministry of Justice business network, including Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service.

Accenture will be responsible for creating a common platform, with the goal of increasing the speed and accuracy of the Ministry’s Enterprise Resource Planning system.

The company will work as the overall systems integrator, designing and delivering the shared system to more than 80,000 employees. The project, which is expected to deliver 28 million pounds in savings per year by 2014, is one of the first pan-departmental shared service solution in the U.K. central government.

“Accenture’s selection as the lead systems integrator builds on our successful delivery in similar collaborative arrangements across the Ministry of Justice and for other public sector clients,” said Mark Lyons, the company’s U.K. and Ireland managing director for health and public service.

The tech company will operate and maintain the system for the duration of the five-year contract.