The Housing Corporation has signed a £7.5 million contract with Paris-based Steria for the delivery of infrastructure management services to support the Government agency’s 500 employees and 2000 registered social landlords and local authorities.
During the three-year contract Steria will manage all core infrastructure services, from server and storage management, backup and recovery facilities, to security and software components. Steria is also responsible for upgrading and managing the desktop infrastructure for employees at the Housing Corporation’s nine offices.
Peter Marsh, deputy chief executive at the Housing Corporation, said, “We are responsible for funding new and affordable housing and regulating housing associations throughout England. We are delighted to award this contract after an extensive procurement process which focused on choosing the right partner to meet our business needs.”
The Housing Corporation expects Steria, which acquired Xansa in October 2007, to improve the day-to-day running of the agency and reduce its operational costs.
Paul Sellick, director of public authorities, Steria, said, “This is a significant and challenging project which we are confident will make a real difference to both Housing Corporation employees and RSLs.”