BBC IT contract shortlist down to last three

Thomas, Daniel
May 2004
Computer Weekly;5/11/2004, p8
Trade Publication
British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) has announced the third stage shortlist of bidders for its £2bn 10-year IT services contract and the £100m sale of BBC Technology, with Accenture Inc., CSC Ltd. and Siemens AG now left in the running. The deal, which is due to be finalised in September, will see the winning bidder take control of IT at the BBC and a number of external contracts at BBC Technology, including ESPN and Hutchinson. BBC announced a shortlist of eight in February, which included Hewlett-Packard Co., International Business Machines Corp., EDS Corp., Capita PLC and Fujitsu Inc., which it whittled down to three via a European Union-approved process.


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