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Kainos seals new UK Passport Office deal worth up to £40m

Kainos has secured its third contract with the UK Passport Office in two months.

BELFAST digital services group Kainos has sealed its third major contract with the UK Passport Office in two months.

The tech company, which now employs just over 2,400 across the world, has sealed a two-year deal with the government agency to support digital applications and services.

The contract, which has options for time extensions, is potentially worth up to £39.5 million.

It comes just weeks after Kainos sealed a similar contract with HM Passport Office during August, worth up to £48m.

Kainos was also announced in July as the winner of a £4.5m contract to provide a beta version of a digital death registration service for the Passport Office and the UK’s General Register Office.

The Belfast headquartered group last week said it expects revenues to be ahead of the current forecasts on the back of a significant acceleration in the pace of digital transformation across the public and private sectors during the pandemic.

Kainos also announced its latest acquisition last week, buying Buenos Aires-based UNE Consulting.

The Argentinian firm is the fifth Workday specialist to be acquired by Kainos to date. It followed last year’s acquisition of IntuitiveTEK in Denver, Colorado.

Workday, the cloud-based financial management and office management software, has become a key part of the IT group’s global strategy.

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