back to article City of Edinburgh Council in £186m outsourcer swap

City of Edinburgh Council has walked away from a 15-year outsourcing relationship with BT to jump into bed with CGI in a £186m long-term IT outsourcing agreement. It seems Edinburgh can't kick its mega deal habit, with the seven-year CGI contract containing a five-year extension, and further extension options after that. The …

  1. J J Carter Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Aye, Edinburgh isn't what you'd call a 'smart client' when making these deals.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      they are smart

      Only it is not for the benefit of us citizens that they sign those deals.

  2. Calum Morrison

    You'll have had your BT then...

    </edinburghjoke>

  3. Oliver 7

    Hey...

    They've got a tram to pay for! £30m p.a. for the next 30 years.

  4. AlanBrown

    It's difficult to believe that anyone within the council who authorised the contract has the technical ability to understand what this entails. This is a council that cannot get the basic services like keeping the streets clean, emptying the bins and filling in potholes working correctly. You just have to look at the tram fiasco and how the lawyers of the contractors took the council to the cleaners over the parts of the track building that went to arbitration. So to expect Councillor Lesley Hinds and her cronies to have understood what they are getting into is beyond belief.

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