Microsoft signed a high-value contract to exclusively provide its cloud services platform to the UK Ministry of Defense. Who obtained the information was the MSPowerUser website, based on a transparency report released by the European Union.
In all, the deal involves a payment to Microsoft of £ 17.75 million – about R $ 117.4 million in direct currency conversion. The contract is valid for 23 months, from June 1 of this year until April 30, 2022.
In addition to the platform, Microsoft was selected for having “technical knowledge and necessary skills”, in addition to being responsible for software already used by the institution – the ministry confirmed that it already adopted Office 365 (now called Microsoft 365) as a working platform and, if you open a bid, you could lose in optimization with a third party company. The negotiation also allows British authorities to have access to the company’s products and services before launch, and may even make suggestions for improving the platforms.