Capita expands operation with acquisition of RSTM

Capita has announced that it has acquired medical assessment and criminal justice support services specialist Reliance Secure Task Management (RSTM) for £20 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis.

Aug 30, 2012
By Paul Jacques

Capita has announced that it has acquired medical assessment and criminal justice support services specialist Reliance Secure Task Management (RSTM) for £20 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis.

RSTM is a division of support services firm Reliance and provides forensic medical services, custody support and secure transport services to clients including the UK Border Agency, the Ministry of Justice, police forces and NHS trusts.

Capita Group joint chief operating officer, Andy Parker, said: “We already work in some capacity with all police forces in England and Scotland, extensively with NHS trusts and, through our health and wellbeing business, with a number of large public and private sector organisations. These additional capabilities will allow us to provide new solutions, on a tailored basis, alongside our multi-service offering.

“The acquisition of RSTM will provide further scale and depth to the range of solutions we offer the health and emergency services, criminal justice system and wider public and private sector clients. It complements previous acquisitions, including SunGard Public Sector, Beat Systems and CedarHR.”

Last year, RSTM won a four-year contract with Northumbria Police forensic examination service to supply sexual offence forensic examination services at REACH (Rape Examination Advice Counselling Help) centres.

Earlier this year, Reliance was awarded a three-year contract by Surrey Police for the provision of medical services in the force’s custody centres. It already provides forensic medical services to Avon and Somerset Constabulary, South Wales Police, Cheshire Constabulary, Sussex Police and Cleveland Police.

•CGI Group, a global provider of information technology and business process services, has completed its acquisition of Logica for a total purchase price of £1.7 billion.

Logica shareholders had voted 99.54 per cent in favour of CGI’s offer at a general shareholders meeting held in London last month.

CGI may see opportunities from Logica`s position on the Government Procurement Service Framework Agreement for the provision of human resources, payroll and finance services to central government, estimated to be worth £500 million, to try and sell in its own SAP and Oracle expertise in public sector enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions.

Logica is understood to be one of three shortlisted bidders for a Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) contract for service management, integration services and desktop infrastructure across its 270 global offices.

It is also on the shortlist of six consortiums in the running for the West Midlands Police business partnering for police programme.

Founded in 1976, CGI Group is the sixth largest independent IT and business process services firm in the world.

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