The Department of Education has awarded a seven year contract to administer the Teachers’ Pension Scheme starting on 1 April 2020.
The contract, valued at around £6million, was awarded to Civica following a competitive procurement process. Civica is a company with an established presence in the public sector pensions market.
Barry Jordan, Director of Workforce at the Department said:
“The Department is pleased to award this contract to Civica following a public procurement competition. We look forward to working with them to implement the new system which will enhance services for the 65,000 active, deferred and retired scheme members. The new system will, amongst other things, offer users a self-service facility through online access.”
Lorraine Smith, Divisional Managing Director, Local Government at Civica commented:
“We are delighted to have won this new contract with the Department of Education and look forward to delivering pension services for scheme members when the new system goes live in April 2020”
Notes to editors:
- The Northern Ireland Teachers Pension Scheme is managed by the Department of Education.
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