CGI Inc. awarded $137M contract to overhaul Va. procurement system
Global IT company with U.S. headquarters in Fairfax will transform eVA
Global IT company CGI Inc., which has its U.S. headquarters in Fairfax, announced Tuesday it has been awarded a $137.8 million contract by the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) to support “transformational enhancements” to the state government’s eVA online procurement system.
eVA provides a centralized, online purchasing hub for state and local agencies to choose goods and services from more than 112,000 approved vendors. CGI was selected to modernize the eVA platform with next-generation technologies, tools and capabilities. The contract runs from Feb. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2031.
The contract includes a transition to more modern and user-friendly procurement and reporting tools for state and local government users, as well as businesses and public users who desire to understand what public bodies are purchasing.
Through the new contract, CGI will deliver:
– An enhanced shopping experience, including better catalog maintenance and buyer tools
– Improved supplier services, such as electronic order delivery, contracts, catalogs and improvement plans
– Enhanced collaboration between users and suppliers
– Increased standardization across functions to make it easier to use
– New smart routing and workflow functions to increase process efficiency
Since launching in 2001, eVA has processed 12.6 million purchase orders worth $127 billion. The system currently serves 245 state agencies and more than 1,000 local jurisdictions. eVA has also provided emergency procurement information related to the COVID-19 pandemic response, connecting vendors and suppliers with state purchasing contracts.
“CGI is excited to extend our partnership with the Department of General Services, where together we will implement a new, market-leading, unified platform with a modern user experience for procurement functions based on a highly flexible and configurable model, said Lynne Bushey, CGI senior vice president and U.S. mid-Atlantic business unit leader, in a statement.
Founded in 1976 and based in Canada, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 76,000 consultants and other professionals worldwide, CGI’s services include strategic IT and business consulting, systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI reported $12.16 billion in revenue for fiscal 2020.