Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Centerprise have won a multi-million pound long term managed service contract with the Ministry of Defence.

This significant contract was awarded as part of the Information Systems and Services (ISS) Training and Education Services Project (ITESP) that involves the replacement of the existing training and education systems in use within the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.

At the former RAF Lyneham site the Defence College of Technical Training will be the first of its kind as the training of the armed forces will be brought together at a single location.

Centerprise have won three contracts in support of this project. The implementation of large scale network and desktop managed services that includes an integration function. In addition to two separate contracts for the hardware and software products and services.

Tranche 1 of this programme involves the movement of the Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering from existing sites at Arborfield and Bordon, forming the basis of this contract.

Responsible for this win was the Defence Team at Centerprise who developed the optimum IT solution for the new facility.

Defence Account Manager at Centerprise, Adam Razzak, commented;

“We’re delighted to be involved in the launch of the UK’s first tri-service college that will see several thousand military and civilian personnel based at Lyneham.

Our aim is to provide the highest standard technical IT services that will help all of the Armed Forces prepare and train for life in the military”

The contract has been separated into design, implementation, managed service, hardware and software components enabling Centerprise to deliver an integrated service.

There will also be Centerprise employed engineers onsite at Lyneham to support the systems and ensure the seamless transition to the new site.

Business Unit Manager, Phil Boyes commented:

“Centerprise have had success with the ITESP in support of its aspirations to exploit modern training systems to increase operational effectiveness.

We have been a major incumbent supplier to the Ministry for decades so it’s great to be involved in this new facility, particularly as it is the first of its kind in the UK”

Centerprise will be well positioned to respond to the evolving and varied requirements of the Training and Education community, while maintaining the security and standardisation required to ensure compliance with wider Government and MoD policies.


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