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Thursday 30 March, 2006

Xansa PLC

Contract Win

Xansa PLC
30 March 2006

30 March 2006

              Xansa wins contract to establish and manage internet
                       platform within central Government

      Connecting the public with on-line services quickly and efficiently

Xansa, the outsourcing and technology company, has won a contract to establish
and manage an internet platform which will allow three Government departments to
deliver essential electronic services.  This ground breaking contract, worth £27
million over five years will see Xansa providing fully managed web and content
management services to the departments.  The internet platform will initially
support the award-winning Directgov, where citizens can access public services
all in one place, the Department of Health's corporate web service and a number
of key electronic services from the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).

Xansa's innovative approach will provide significant benefits in terms of lower
cost of ownership and reduced burden on resources in maintaining these complex
systems.  It allows the three departments involved - known as 'The Club' - to
share development, creating common functionality and allowing reuse of
components within the platform, reducing time to market as well as cost.

In addition Xansa will bring to bear its expertise in integrating, building and
managing electronic services and information portals, enhancing the experience
for Government's customers and help share best practice across Government
departments.  New Government departments will be able to join The Club in short
timescales and at a reduced cost and risk compared with those of running their
own systems.

Commenting on the announcement Kevin McLean, Head of Strategy and Performance
Unit, Technology Group, DfES said:

"I am very pleased that The Club is working with Xansa, engaging their technical
expertise in a new service.  Our aim is cost-effective, high-quality public
sector online services so that people can quickly connect with what they need.
This innovative partnership across Government will deliver cost efficiencies and
improved quality of e-government services."

Commenting on the announcement, Alistair Cox, Chief Executive Xansa, said:

"The Club crosses over boundaries between departments and will benefit
organisations and citizens.  This contract further reinforces Xansa's leadership
as an innovator within Government services following on from the establishment
of NHS SBS, our joint venture with the Department of Health."

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Contacts

Gordon Stuart                            Giles Sanderson, James Melville-Ross
Finance Director, Xansa                  Financial Dynamics
Tel : + 44 (0)8702 416181                Tel : + 44 (0)20 7831 3113

About Xansa

Xansa is an outsourcing and technology company. Committed to delivering
guaranteed business outcomes through a combination of technology and process
expertise, Xansa gives its clients the freedom to do more with their business.
Strong relationships, commercial innovation and an integrated Indian delivery
capability ensure that Xansa drives real and long-term cost reductions,
performance improvements and new ways of working tailored to each client. The
services Xansa provides are Business and Technology Consulting, IT
Implementation, IT Outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing. Head-quartered
in Reading, Berkshire, Xansa is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: XAN)
and has over 6800 people in the UK and India.




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