Computacenter has bagged a £150m device support contract with the Ministry of Defence, designed to more than halve its costs.
The four-year deal will cover over 220,000 laptops and desktops in use by MoD personnel worldwide.
It represents a wider MoD move away from large, aggregated contracts to “smaller, more measurable” ones, the MoD claims.
Computacenter will create additional jobs at its Hatfield and Nottingham sites on the back of the deal, the MoD added.
The news comes ahead of Computacenter’s expected pre-close full-year 2023 trading update next week.
‘Delivering on our digital transformation’
Minister for Defence Procurement, James Cartlidge, said of the contract: “Delivering on our digital transformation will ensure high-quality, rapidly accessible global data, which is a critical component of our fighting power. Bolstered technology can strengthen our deterrence, our resilience, and our national prosperity.
“The service will improve performance standards and speed of access across 220,000 devices including laptops, desktops, peripherals and software applications.”
LSE-listed giant Computacenter generated 27% of its £9.05bn gross invoiced income from public sector in 2022, making it its second largest sector behind only industry, retail and consumer.
Computacenter admitted the UK remains “difficult” in its last trading update in October.
It grew its gross invoiced income by an “extraordinary” 30% to £5.2bn in the first half.
“Notwithstanding that Q4 is our largest quarter and much remains to be done, we continue to believe FY 2023 will be another of year of progress with growth in profitability,” Computacenter stated at the time.