risual, a Node4 company, in partnership with Eviden, an Atos business, has today announced the successful acquisition of a £74 million, two-year contract for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) through the UK Government Crown Commercial Service Digital Services Provider (DSP) framework.
As part of this strategic collaboration, risual and Eviden will be supporting Defra in developing critical new citizen-facing digital services across a number of the department’s key programmes.
Defra’s decision to entrust risual and Eviden with this significant contract underscores both companies’ expertise and proven track record in delivering top-tier application development services. risual and Eviden are fully committed to leveraging their industry-leading capabilities to drive digital transformation and support Defra’s mission forward.
Colin Banno-Thornton, Director of Digital Delivery at Defra said: “At Defra, we are transforming and improving the way information and services are accessed by members of the public and businesses. Following an open and transparent procurement process, this contract will support our development of a portfolio of digital services that will deliver our strategic objectives and ultimately benefit the environment.”
“We are incredibly excited to have been awarded this contract and to be working closely with Defra,” said Alun Rogers, CEO at risual. “Through our partnership with Eviden, we are dedicated to delivering cutting-edge application development services that will play a crucial role in enhancing the citizen experience. This partnership exemplifies the power of collaboration and our shared commitment to improving services across the Public Sector.”
Nikki Kelly, Head of Northern Europe and Asia-Pacific at Eviden said “We are thrilled, through this strategic partnership with risual, to be embarking on this hugely important joint endeavour with Defra. We will leverage our digital delivery expertise, passion for innovation and shared values to drive forward Defra’s mission to deliver excellent citizen-facing digital services for positive environmental outcomes.”
This contract award highlights the increasing significance of digital transformation within the government sector. As technology continues to evolve, risual remains at the forefront, developing key partnerships such as this one with Eviden, to empower organisations to embrace digital innovation and optimise their services for citizens.