Asseco Wins a Nearly 90-milion Contract from ARMA
On 20 December 2013, Asseco Poland has signed a 3.5-year agreement with the ARMA to provide maintenance and development services on the Agency’s Information System (AIS). The contract is worth PLN 87 million (gross).
On 20 December 2013, Asseco Poland has signed a 3.5-year agreement with the Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (ARMA) to provide maintenance and development services on the Agency’s Information System (AIS). The contract is worth PLN 87 million (gross) and shall be performed over a period of 41 months, this is till the end of May 2017.
Asseco Poland submitted the most beneficial offer in a tender announced by ARMA. The contract covers the Agency’s Information System which comprises the Integrated Administration and Control System, known as IACS. Under this contract Asseco Poland will be also maintaining multiple other applications that it has already built for the Agency. These include, among others, the system for management of subsidies granted under the Rural Development Programme, the platform for sharing of data collected by ARiMR with other institutions, as well as a module enabling farmers to submit their subsidy applications over the Internet.
“So far, we cooperated with the Agency as a subcontractor to HP. Now we will continue to work in a similar range, but our specialists will take over the care of the data warehouse and production environment. I think the Agency’s IT resources are in the hands of experienced professionals, not to say the best Polish experts in this area,” says Witold Malina, Director of the Agriculture Division at Asseco Poland.
Asseco Poland began to construct the AIS in 2001 and since then has been continuously engaged in the maintenance and development of mission-critical applications for ARMA. IACS is one of the most complex IT systems in the Polish administration. It is used by nearly 6.5 thousand users in more than 300 Agency locations to handle a total of 1.3 million input documents a month. In the middle of 2013, the size of the Agency’s databases came close to 7 TB.