30 July 2008 | Jake Kanter
Scottish Water has agreed three IT and telecoms deals totalling £120 million.
The contracts were awarded to Fujitsu, for the firm's IT infrastructure, BT, for network and mobile services, and Tata Consultancy Services, who will provide support for the new systems.
Regulator the Water Industry Commission for Scotland has demanded greater efficiencies and improved customer service from Scottish Water. The agreements mean the company has fewer suppliers, which it hopes will drive savings of at least £8 million over the next eight years. The improved systems will also help to deliver major projects and impact front-line services.
Joe Rowan, head of procurement and supply chain services for Scottish Water, said: "We are looking forward to working closely with our new IT partners in delivering additional value to Scottish Water and ultimately our customers."