TAXUD awards Accenture/Vivansa CUST-DEV2 Contract

BRUSSELS; July 21, 2010 — The Taxation and Customs Union Directorate General (DG TAXUD) has awarded Accenture (NYSE: ACN) an IT systems management and development contract to support the European Commission’s CUST-DEV2 program, which is designed to introduce a harmonized, centralized and paperless customs system (eCustoms) across the EU by 2013. The three-year contract is valued at approximately EUR 49.3 million, with the option for two one-year extensions.

The contract was awarded following an invitation to tender issued by DG TAXUD and based on Accenture’s competitively priced bid and experience working with customs services.

Vivansa will work as a subcontractor to Accenture.

The terms of the contract include the specification, development, maintenance and support of customs IT systems in the scope of the Modernised Customs Code (MCC).

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