UK: Defra signs £ 54.5 mln contract with “Digital Delivery Partner”

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Areas has selected Kainos as its “digital distribution partner”, signing a £ 54.5 million two-year contract with the Belfast-based IT services company. The contract has already gone into effect and is valid until May 31, 2023. Defra also has the option to extend the contract for 6 months.

Alongside Kainos, the contract also lists five other digital transformation professionals as designated subcontractors. Made Tech; Hippo Digital; BJSS; and Red Rock Consulting. In the meantime, both companies will support the department’s “development and support of key services.” [its] Europe and trade … and future agriculture and country portfolios “. This includes platforms related to “Trade Services… Import, Export, Data and Reporting Services, Common Platforms, Centralized WebOps, and Chemicals”.

As explained on, Defra has one of the largest Brexit-related workloads in any sector, including the development and improvement of various major technology platforms and new digital services.

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