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November 2006
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French Ministry of Employment and CEA (France)

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Outsourcing has the wind in its sails!

Following hot on the heels of the recent major contract signed with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in Northern England, two new contracts in France: one with the Ministry of Employment, for its service to help young people into employment, and the other with the French Atomic Energy Authority (CEA).

The French Ministry of Employment, Social Cohesion and Housing has demonstrated its renewed confidence in Bull, with a three-year contract involving infrastructure availability and operation, and helpdesk services for the national ‘Parcours 3’ application. The new deal complements the existing partnership with the Ministry’s national body for local employment advisors (Conseil National des Missions Locales) which covers the hosting and outsourcing of the Regional Parcours3 applications: 225 individual contracts with local offices, representing a user base of around 4,000 people.

The Parcours 3 information enables local offices (financed by the State and the local authorities) to track the progress of almost a million young people every year, as they are integrated into the world of work. The result of a project launched in 1998, Parcours 3 has become an extremely useful monitoring and management tool for the local offices, and is used by the State, Regional councils and local authorities as a barometer to measure the situation with regards to young people between 16 and 25 years old. To meet these objectives, Parcours 3 is divided into two distinct areas: a Regional Area, designed to support the work of the local offices, and the National Area, which monitors and consolidates the data made anonym while collected from across the entire network.


The CEA’s Aquitaine Center for Scientific and Technical Studies (CESTA) has awarded Bull the operational management of its installed base, consisting of around 2,500 general and 200 scientific workstations, and 120 servers.
This on-site outsourcing contract is worth around €3 million over three to five years.

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