Montreal, February 21, 2005 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has selected CGI Group Inc. (CGI) (TSX: GIB.SV.A; NYSE: GIB) for a four-year information technology contract. As part of the contract CGI will host the highly confidential infrastructure on all international and national athlete profiles worldwide on WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) as well as provide help desk services to the Anti-Doping Organizations that will be feeding the database with information on their country athletes.
The ADAMS system is at the heart of WADA’s mission- that of accelerating compliance of countries and sporting organizations to the World Anti-Doping Code. Over a period of time, over one million individuals and up to 400 organizations will have access to this system.
“We are very excited about using this highly critical solution. It was vital to build a secure, robust and high availability environment solution. We have been working diligently with CGI and feel strongly that their highly flexible and cost-effective solution is best suited for WADA’s IT outsourcing needs.We can now continue to focus on our business – the data,” said David Howman, WADA’s Director General.
Pierre Turcotte, senior vice-president and general manager, Greater Montreal, CGI added: “We are very proud to have been selected for such a highly visible and strategic project. The worldwide support that we will be providing from our Montreal centre is clearly of a huge magnitude reaching many countries. Our hats go off to WADA for taking a big step in continuing to pursue its mandate of creating a level playing field for all athletes.”
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in North America. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in India and Canada. CGI’s annualized revenue run rate is currently CDN$3.8 billion (US$3.1 billion) and at September 30, 2004, CGI’s order backlog was CDN$13 billion (US$10.3 billion). CGI’s shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.SV.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.