Accenture Awarded Consip SpA Contract to Develop eProcurement System to Transform Italian Government Procurement

ROME; Feb. 28, 2011 -- Consip, a public company owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) with responsibility for public procurement, has awarded Accenture (NYSE: ACN) a four-year, $6 million (USD) contract to develop, build and maintain an eProcurement system that will help transform the way the Italian government manages its procurement operations by increasing efficiencies and ensuring value for money across suppliers.

Accenture will provide Rome-based Consip SpA with management consulting and IT services, overseeing the development and daily maintenance of a new eProcurement system to enable Consip SpA to fully leverage the latest eProcurement technologies and processes while reducing costs and improving efficiencies.

This project supports the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) wider Program for the Rationalization of Public Expenditure in Goods & Services. Accenture won the public tender for this project leading a consortium in partnership with PwC. Accenture has worked with Consip SpA across a broad range of initiatives including strategic sourcing, eProcurement and marketing.

Gianmario Pisanu of Accenture’s Health & Public Service practice said, “This contract reinforces our committed and ongoing relationship with Consip SpA and underscores Accenture’s deep knowledge of our client’s business. Accenture will use its broad industry skills and insights from our global network to support Consip’s mission to reduce procurement costs across the public sector. We will work in partnership with our client to introduce an innovative eProcurement system that reflects superior knowledge of central and local administrative purchasing, best-practice supply chain management and high performance in the public sector.”

Learn more about Accenture’s Health & Public Service operating group.

About Accenture

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About Consip SpA

Consip SpA exists to optimize public expenditure and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of administrative processes across the public sector, by streamlining the procurement processes. Consip engages in complex projects in information technology, organizational design and process management, emerging technologies and communications to drive technology change and encourage the use of information technology across Italy’s public administration.

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Daniela Bracco

Accenture – Italy

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