Xchanging and BAE Systems Inc Sign Seven Year US Procurement Outsourcing Services Contract

By Xchanging, PRNE
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

CHICAGO, August 17, 2011 -

The contract to manage $800m of BAE Systems, Inc. annual indirect procurement spend is the first procurement outsourcing contract for Xchanging in the Americas region and represents an exciting and significant extension of Xchangings global procurement services

BAE Systems, Inc, a leading defense, security and aerospace company, has awarded a seven year procurement services contract to Xchanging (LSE:XCH), the business process and technology services provider. As part of this innovative arrangement, Xchanging will provide sourcing and supply base management services for $800m of BAE Systems, Inc annual indirect procurement spend across most categories of indirect goods and services including Information Technology and Telecommunications, Transportation, Contract Labor, Industrial Supplies & Services, Utilities, some Professional Services and others. Xchanging will also provide procurement management activities related to reporting, supplier and contract management. The contract runs through July 2018 with an option to extend for an additional three years by mutual agreement.

Xchanging helps customers around the world drive sustainable improvement in supplier costs and process efficiencies associated with the procurement process.  The contract reflects Xchanging’s position in the global procurement services market and firmly establishes its position in the Americas region. 

“We consistently seek opportunities to reduce cost, improve efficiency and increase speed to market,” said Dennis Bent, Vice President Strategic Sourcing, BAE Systems, Inc. “Outsourcing indirect procurement to Xchanging enables us to access top procurement talent supported by a proven approach to sourcing that will provide value to our business.”

Scott Dever, Managing Director for Xchanging Procurement Services in the Americas, said, “We are excited to be adding BAE Systems, Inc. to our broad customer portfolio and we are proud to be associated with such a high-performance, professional organization.  This agreement opens up tremendous opportunities for growth and establishes Xchanging as a strong provider of procurement services in the Americas.”

Ken Lever, Xchanging CEO commented, “We are delighted to extend our relationship with an existing customer of Xchanging.  This contract not only enables us to deliver value to BAE Systems, Inc, it also acts as a springboard for Xchanging Procurement Services in the fastest growing procurement outsourcing market globally.”

About BAE Systems, Inc.

BAE Systems is a global defense and security company that delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and support services.

About Xchanging

Xchanging is a business process and technology service provider specialising in Financial Services, Insurance Services, Technology and Procurement, with pervasive processing skills and capabilities applicable to other vertical industry and market sectors. www.xchanging.com


For further information, please contact: Xchanging, Scott Dever, Tel: +1-847-668-3940, Scott.dever at xchanging.com; UK - Lansons Communications, Karen Mignon, +44(0)20-7294-3685 / +44(0)7766-651-327, karenm at lansons.com; Laura Moss, +44(0)20-7294-3694 / +44(0)7957-233-549, lauram at lansons.com; USA (Chicago) - Cushman Amberg; Mary Pettersen +1-312/499-5236 / +1-312/217-0519, mpettersen at cushmanamberg.com

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