The British Cabinet Office has chosen international IT services company Atos Origin to provide IT managed services for the Government Gateway application. The Government Gateway is to enable communication between the public and the government and for transactions with the government such as tax returns to take place.

The contract is valued at £46.7m and will run for an initial period up to 31st March 2011.

This latest contract comes just days after Atos Origin was given a contract for the IT infrastructure services by the Department of Constitutional Affairs. The total contract value for Atos Origin in that deal was around £220 million, excluding pass through.