Press Release

December 20, 2023

AECOM secures position on major framework to deliver Intelligent Automation services to public sector organizations across the United Kingdom


The Company will leverage its specialized digital expertise and engineering capabilities to help clients implement Intelligent Automation to improve public services

DALLAS (December 20, 2023) — AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced it has been appointed to an Intelligent Automation framework agreement with National Health Service (NHS) Shared Business Services, which provides a procurement vehicle for all NHS and public sector organizations in the United Kingdom.

The framework agreement will support the adoption, implementation, and ongoing development of Intelligent Automation to help increase efficiency, reduce costs and risks, and improve customer and patient experience. AECOM has been appointed to Lot 1 of the framework, which covers Intelligent Automation services and is designed to provide expertise and specialist support to help organizations set up and implement in-house Intelligent Automation services, with the end goal being to transfer the day-to-day running of Intelligent Automation back to the organization.

“As the only infrastructure consulting firm on the framework, AECOM brings a unique offer that combines our engineering capabilities with our specialized digital expertise to distinguish us from traditional management consulting firms,” said Colin Wood, chief executive of AECOM’s Europe & India region. “Intelligent Automation has huge potential to bring wide-ranging efficiencies to public services in the UK. Our industry-leading Digital AECOM practitioners look forward to supporting the varied clients on this framework in adopting and implementing this emerging technology to improve business operations and services for their customers.”

The framework is the latest win for Digital AECOM, which combines the Company’s digital consulting services and its digital solutions to help clients accelerate their digital journeys and achieve better project outcomes. Under the framework, AECOM will deliver a range of specialized digital services, including consulting and advisory, technology implementation services related to Intelligent Automation adoption, data analytics and business intelligence, as well as resource planning, organization design services, and licensing.

NHS Shared Business Services is a corporate services provider accessible to the NHS and wider public sector, including all health service organizations, local authorities, emergency services, education sector and all other public sector organizations located across the UK.

About AECOM 

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy, and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

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