December 15, 2020

Union des Groupements d’Achats Publics (UGAP)Selects a Consortium of Accenture, CGI and INOP’s to Provide Data Intelligence Services to Government Departments in France

PARIS; Dec. 15, 2020 – Union des Groupements d’Achats Publics (UGAP), the national public procurement agency in France, has selected a consortium including Accenture, CGI and INOP’s to serve as providers of data intelligence services to government departments in France.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Accenture-led consortium will become approved suppliers of data intelligence and data management related services to government agencies for three years (2020-2023), with options for additional extensions. The consortium will give public service organizations access to an extensive portfolio of data management related services including data systems development and integration, data governance and information system maintenance.

The technology, consulting and project management services of the consortium will be purchased through established UGAP procurement channels for government suppliers. The consortium will help these clients gather and analyze their data to re-shape operating models and transform their citizen service offerings by leveraging artificial intelligence, data analytics, intelligent robotics and blockchain.

"We look forward to helping public sector agencies embrace change and harness the power of big data to benefit both citizens and their organizations. Data-driven intelligence is integral to organizational transformation and citizen service delivery excellence across government," said Kiryakos Chebel, managing director of Accenture’s health and public service practice in France.
“By deploying new technologies and cultivating data-focused cultures, government agencies can enhance decision-making and increase operational efficiencies, while spearheading innovation to create the services required from government today and for the future.”

Accenture brings its extensive experience of leading complex data management related projects,
enabling clients to become data - driven organizations by using data to inform critical decision-making.

CGI, a multinational IT and business consulting services company, will utilize its extensive experience of delivering quality data management solutions for public and private sector clients in Europe.

INOP’s, a network of digital experts from small and medium enterprises (SME’s) and start-up companies, will help accelerate UGAP’s digital transformation by providing insights and expertise from local digital experts who provide data related technology services for public sector organizations.

"Public sector organizations understand new data management related technologies have the potential to transform their organizations,” said Philippe Bouron, senior vice-president, public sector, transportation and HR solutions at CGI. “The extensive service offering of our consortium can be adapted to suit each client’s specific needs, using innovative agile software development methodologies to support all stages of their data management journeys."

"Thanks to the skills of our consortium and our network of specialized SMEs, we can mobilize a wide variety of expertise from across the country, including functional consultants, data scientists, technical architects and software development scrum masters. Our network’s expertise covers all areas of data-driven innovation with significant strengths regarding, smart cities, digital health and next-generation transport related design programs," added Laurent Levy, managing director of INOP’s.

About Accenture:
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 506,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at

About UGAP:
The Union of Public Purchasing Groups (UGAP) is a public industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC) placed under the supervision of the Minister responsible for Action and Public Accounts and the Minister responsible for National Education. UGAP is the only generalist” public purchasing center in France. For more information visit

About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 76,000 consultants and other professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With Fiscal 2020 reported revenue of C$12.16 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at

About INOP’s, group
Created in 2009, INOP’s built the first network of digital experts bringing together more than 1,000 digital startups and SMEs and a community of more than 35,000 freelancers. INOP’s mission is to bring these hyper-experts into large private and public sector accounts to accelerate their digital transformation. INOP’S is part of the group. With a pro-forma turnover of € 321.6 million in 2019 and a presence in France and internationally (Germany, England, Morocco, Singapore, Switzerland), is the French leader in business relations and their external talents with a mission: to initiate, simplify, animate and secure the relationship between large accounts and their consultants and external experts. To find out more about INOP’S:

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