San Diego turns over app development to CGI

In a move to free up its core IT staff to focus on priority citizen-facing services, the City of San Diego is turning over the development and maintenance of applications to CGI, a provider of IT and business process services.

CGI’s locally based team will take full responsibility for the day-to-day development and maintenance of more than 165 applications that span 18 departments.

CGI experts will offer service-level agreements and IT governance processes to drive performance and efficiency improvements, company officials said. Technology innovation, a goal of the city's IT sourcing strategy, will be driven by CGI to guide enhancements and modernization of the application portfolio.

"This contract is strategic to crafting the next generation of application services for the City of San Diego," said Jeff Leveroni, San Diego’s director of information technology.

CGI’s tools, processes and skilled developers will help increase performance, create efficiencies and reduce costs for the city, Leveroni noted.

The $91.5 million contract with CGI includes an initial five-year base period and a two-year renewal extension.

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