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TCS expands UK operations in Liverpool

Posted on Feb 18, 10:02PM | IBNS

London, Feb 18 : Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, has announced that it is expanding its operations in the UK.

The company has invested in a new delivery centre in Liverpool, dedicated to delivering government services that require Impact Level 3 (IL3) security constraints.

TCS plans to use the facility to deliver services to the Home Office, following a multi-million, multi-year contract that was awarded in November 2012, to manage the technology needs and support services of the newly formed Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The new facility will provide a secure applications development and maintenance centre for business applications and operational delivery centre for outsourced business process and IT services.

Shankar Narayanan, Country Head, UK & Ireland, TCS, said: "Our work in the public sector is focused on improving services for UK citizens and driving greater value for the UK government.

"Our investment in a new state of the art, secure delivery centre in Liverpool will allow us to effectively meet the business objectives of DBS to modernise and transform its business while supporting our longer term strategy for increased participation in transformation programmes for the UK public sector."

The new facility in Liverpool will be fully operational in July and will house over 300 employees.

As part of the agreement with the Home Office, TCS will implement a programme to transform DBS, including the introduction of electronic applications and improved online services to enhance user experience.

The two organisations, DBS and TCS, will also collaborate to update the organisation's business processes to help improve decision making, reduce processing times and improve information gathering between disclosures and barring services.

TCS combines government specific domain expertise with a world-class set of delivery capabilities to enable service transformation for some of its key government clients in the UK, such as, National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), Cardiff City Council, Child Maintenance Group (CMG is a division of DWP) and The Big Lottery Fund, amongst others.