Atos Worldline, which brings together Atos Origin’s expertise in high-tech transactional services, and GIP e-Bourgogne have signed French public-private partnership contract for IT services for a duration of 10 years.
Under this contract, Atos Worldline will ensure the development, operation, hosting and maintenance of the local e-government platform implemented to support the public sector and private businesses in the region.
Bourgogne is the first region in France to implement this project, which forms part of the French government’s modernisation policy. The objective of this policy is to provide its users with paperless services, with a view to simplifying administrative procedures, the company said.
According to Atos Origin, GIP e-Bourgogne aims to industrialise and expand its platform for shared local e-government services. The platform offers services such as paper-free flow between local governments and the state; an electronic marketplace; website and form generators; the availability of collaborative tools; electronic archiving; electronic signatures; secure online payments and also e-learning.
Atos Worldline offers a service covering the design, development, hosting, operation and maintenance of the platform. In addition, it will also support GIP e-Bourgogne in the implementation of e-learning or on-the-ground training systems and in establishing telephone support service for official users and businesses.
Louis-Francois Fleri, director of GIP e-Bourgogne, said: “We selected Atos Worldline due to its experience in critical transaction management and its recognised expertise in managing large-scale outsourcing projects. We are confident that they will accompany us throughout the duration of the 10-year contract and the implementation of this ambitious project.”