Base metals focused miner and FTSE 100 constituent Rio Tinto (LSE & ASX: RIO) has awarded its long time IT provider CGI Group (TSX: GIB, NYSE: GIB) with a three year application support services contract to extend a more than 25 year partnership.
Under the terms of the deal, which includes a renewal option for two one year supplementary periods, CGI will maintain Rio Tinto’s subsidiary Rio Tinto Alcan’s application portfolio that supports its back end operations including finance, sales, maintenance, HR, procurement, payrolls and HSE (health, safety and environment) functions.
“This contract provides us with the opportunity to expand our services to Rio Tinto worldwide...we look forward to establishing CGI as one of Rio Tinto's primary strategic IT partners across its global operations,” said President and Chief Executive of CGI Michael Roach.
Services provided by CGI Group include applications management, business process services, infrastructure management, system integration and consulting and technology management. The company has over 100 solutions developed for various industries including banking, entertainment, healthcare, insurance oil & gas, telecommunications and utilities.