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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bull Wins Tax Police Contract

Group Bull this week announced that it had won a $50 million contract with the Russian Federal Tax Police. The deal is the largest ever by Bull in Russia, and ranks as the largest computer contract signed by any computer company in Russia in the past year.

The deal calls for a major system permitting the exchange of data among tax offices across Russia. Uses will include verifying tax declarations filed by companies.

The system will cover all 89 Federal Tax Police administrative offices in the largest Russian cities. The agency is among Russia's biggest federal administrative organizations, employing more than 100,000 people.

The contract will be an important reference point for Bull in other Eastern European and world markets, said Manuel Piaza-Rodrigo, general manager of Bull Moscow.

The deal was signed late last year, and some of the computers have been delivered. The contract is scheduled to run for 2 1/2 years.

During this time the computers will be delivered in phases, the overall architecture of the system will be refined and the employees of the Federal Tax Police will be trained.

The deal is partly funded under the Russian-French International Protocol of 1992.

The company says a group of French banks headed by Bank Credit Industriel et Commercial and the Russian bank Vneshtorgbank were also involved.