Charles Oakes & Co. sole subcontractor to Big 4 to deliver Consulting Services at major Intergovernmental Organisation located in Luxembourg

Published on 25th August 2017

PRESS RELEASE Charles Oakes & Co. sole subcontractor to Big 4 to deliver Consulting Services at major Intergovernmental Organisation located in Luxembourg

Charles Oakes & Co. supporting one of the Big 4 has won an open tender to deliver high-level consulting services to a major intergovernmental organisation located in Luxembourg.

Mr. Charles Oakes , Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes & Co. commented: “This award allows us to leverage our broad and deep consulting capabilities in one of the most significant and complicated organisational environments. We look forward to this significant challenge and to supporting our partner.”

For more information, please contact Mr. Matthew Turner, Operations Director Matthew@charlesoakes.com

Charles Oakes wins €15M deal with Eurostat

Published on 10th February 2017

Charles Oakes in partnership with Intrasoft and Hendyplan has won a 4 year contract with a total value of €15Million to develop, support and maintain statistical production applications for Eurostat. Based in Luxembourg, Eurostat provides statistical information to the institutions of the European Union and promotes harmonisation of statistical methods.

Mr. Charles Oakes, Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes & Co. commented: “The award from Eurostat with our long-time partner Intrasoft deepens our position as an IT Solutions provider to Eurostat and the European Agencies. We are honored to support Eurostat’s increasingly sophisticated statistical applications.”

For more information, please contact us via: info@charlesoakes.com

Charles Oakes wins €80M deal with EUIPO

Published on 9th November 2016

The consortium lead by PWC with Charles Oakes & Co. as sole Declared Subcontractor has won a place in the parallel cascade on the €80 Million CAS Framework Contract at European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), formerly OHIM.  This framework is to deliver Consulting, Audit and Studies to EUIPO for the coming four years.  Located in Alicante, EUIPO has the challenging task of promoting and managing Community Trade Marks and Community Designs within the European Union. It carries out registration procedures for titles to EU industrial property and keeps public registers of these titles. It shares with the courts in Member States of the European Union the task of pronouncing judgment on requests for invalidation of registered titles. 

Mr. Charles Oakes, Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes & Co. commented: “We are delighted about this latest award with OHIM and the opportunity to support our colleagues at PWC in these highly-specialised fields for the coming four years.”

For more information, please contact us via: info@charlesoakes.com

Charles Oakes wins €22M deal with European Investment Bank

Published on 6th March 2015

The consortium lead by Charles Oakes, with EY and Novitech as partners has won a 4 year contract with a total value of €22Million to provide Java development services to the European Investment Bank. As the European Union’s bank, the EIB plays a vital role in Europe’s financial wellbeing and is a cornerstone of Europe’s financial strategy and plans. This key institution’s IT Systems are equally sophisticated and the job of ensuring they continue to support the exceptional requirements of the business is highly demanding. The EIB is located in Luxembourg and the majority of services will be provided onsite in this location. Mr. Charles Oakes, Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes & Co. commented: “The award from EIB with our valued partners EY and Novitech cements our position as an IT Solutions provider at the forefront of the IT industry. It is an honour and a pleasure to play our part in supporting Europe in these challenging times by providing EIB with the best possible solutions and services.”

Charles Oakes wins deal with European Commission Agency EU Lisa

Published on 18th February 2015

Charles Oakes wins deal to supply EU-LISA as a Subcontractor to UNISYS

EU LISA is a European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice. Amongst other projects this agency is responsible for the information system of the Schengen space (SIS _ Schengen Information System).

The agency is spread across two distinct geographical locations, namely at Strasbourg in France, and Tallin in Estonia. The contract in question will provide IT expertise to both locations to a total value of approximately €45 Million over 4 years. Charles Oakes has won this contract as a subcontractor to UNISYS.

Mr. Charles Oakes, Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes stated:

“This award from EU Lisa confirms our organisation as an excellent provider of highly skilled IT expertise for demanding and highly visible projects in the European Union. We will continue to do our utmost to justify this trust in our organisation and look forward to developing our relationship over the coming 4 years to the benefit of European security and peace.

New Contract with the European Environment Agency

Published on 11th November 2014

Charles Oakes wins deal with European Environment Agency in Copenhagen

The EEA in Copenhagen has awarded the consortium Charles Oakes, Actimage and Novitech first place in the cascade for Lot 2 of the contract for the provision of IT consultancy services for the next 4 years.  The framework represents a total value of €4,5 Million.

Mr. Charles Oakes, Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes stated:

“This outstanding award from EEA allows our organisation to broaden our reach further into Europe by setting up a base in Copenhagen. Together with our partners we thank EEA for their trust in our organisations and look forward to developing our relationship over the coming 4 years”.

Charles Oakes wins deal with European Commission

Published on 23rd October 2014

The European Commission DG DIGIT has confirmed the consortium Charles Oakes, EY, and CSC’s place in the cascade for Lot 2 of the DESIS III Contract for the next 4 years.  DESIS III represents a total value of €600 Million, with Lot 2 concerning Information Systems conception, evaluation, quality and security.

Mr. Charles Oakes, Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes commented:

“This award validates our consortium of three expert partners, each with its role to play.  We look forward to providing services of excellence for the coming four years and beyond”.

Contract at ECDC Stockholm Extended For a Further 4 Years

Published on 20th October 2014

Charles Oakes in Partnership with Unisystems wins further €20M deal with ECDC Stockholm

The consortium of Charles Oakes and Unisystems has been reselected for a parallel framework contract to deliver IT Services with a value of €20 Million for ECDC, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is an independent agency of the European Union (EU) aimed at strengthening Europe’s defences against infectious diseases. It was established in 2005 and is located near Stockholm, Sweden

Mr. Charles Oakes , Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes commented:

“We are particularly pleased to be re-awarded this contract by ECDC with our long-term business partner Unisystems. It is gratifying that our contribution over the past four years has been so well appreciated.”

Framework Agreement signed with SES Astra Luxembourg

Published on 18th July 2014

Charles Oakes & Co. Signs Framework Agreement with SES Astra Luxembourg

Charles Oakes has signed a framework agreement with SES Astrain Luxembourg for the provision of expert IT resources. SES Astra is a world-leading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers worldwide. SES Astra is headquartered in Luxembourg and has a worldwide turnover of approximately €2Billion.

Charles Oakes MD and owner Mr. Charles Oakes commented:

“We are grateful for the confidence shown in us by SES Astra and looking forward to a long and fruitful collaboration”

For more information, please contact Mr. Matthew Turner, Operations Director Matthew@charlesoakes.com

China visit reinforces Luxembourg as Europe's RMB hub

Published on 10th July 2014

UPDATE FROM FINANCIAL MISSION TO THE FAR EAST Minister of Finance’s China visit reinforces Luxembourg as Europe’s RMB hub

Luxembourg Central Bank and PBOC announce RMB clearing bank; AMAC and ALFI sign MoU and China Merchants Bank announces its new European HQ

Minister of Finance Mr. Pierre Gramegna is leading a delegation of 70 top executives from the financial and related sectors to China. Reinforcing strengthened ties between the two countries, on the first day of his visit to Beijing, Minister Gramegna welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Luxembourg’s Central Bank and the People’s Bank of China, setting the framework for a future designation of a Renminbi clearing bank in Luxembourg… click here for the full press release

Alipay and Agricultural Bank of China to set up in Luxembourg

Published on 9th July 2014

UPDATE FROM FINANCIAL MISSION TO THE FAR EAST Alipay and Agricultural Bank of China to set up in Luxembourg

As Luxembourg continues to grow as an RMB and e-payments hub in Europe, today the Minister of Finance Mr. Pierre Gramegna announced at a seminar in Shanghai that Alipay, one of the major online payment platforms in China, will establish its European entity in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg… click here for the full press release

Luxembourg delegation calls for greater international finance cooperation with Singapore

Published on 7th July 2014

UPDATE FROM FINANCIAL MISSION TO THE FAR EAST Luxembourg delegation calls for greater international finance cooperation with Singapore

Luxembourg for Finance hosted a seminar in Singapore for bankers and fund managers aimed at driving greater strategic cooperation with the country in the field of international finance. Titled “Luxembourg and Singapore, combining excellence in international finance”, the event was led by H.E. Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, who spoke about how the unique strengths and similarities of the two countries can be leveraged to mutual benefit… click here for the full press release

Financial Mission to the Far East

Published on 16th June 2014

Financial Mission to Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore

Luxembourg for Finance are organising a financial mission to Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore from 30 June to 4 July lead by Mr Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Luxembourg for Finance.

Charles Oakes & Co. is pleased to be taking part in the mission, and we will report further shortly afterwards.

Charles Oakes & Co. wins deal with European Statistical Office

Published on 12th November 2013

EUROSTAT has awarded Charles Oakes & Co a place in the cascade for a contract providing “Methodological support” in all statistical areas from process design to data dissemination.

Objectives also cover support to the quality assessment exercise, optimisation and integration of statistical production processes, evaluation of realisation and benefits of different ESS- wide projects (European Statistical Services), and awareness rising and trainings on current and new statistical methods and tools.

Charles Oakes & Co. will service the contract in consortium with our partners ICON Institute in Cologne in Germany and Quantos S.A. in Greece.

Mr. Charles Oakes , Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes & Co. commented: “The latest award with our valued partners ICON Institute and Quantos is particularly pleasing as the consortium is in a position to work in a particularly challenging area of specialisation.  We are confident of a long and successful partnership.”

For more information, please contact us via:

info@charlesoakes.com

Charles Oakes & Co. certified ISO9001 compliant by LRQA

Published on 11th September 2013

Charles Oakes & Co. has been certified ISO9001 compliant by LRQA (Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance). This globally recognised certification demonstrates the strength of the management structure in place, along with the quality of the internal processes that allow the delivery of high quality services to our clients. ISO 9001 is a quality management standard designed to help an organisation focus on clients and drive continuous improvement of its internal processes.

Mr. Charles Oakes, Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes & Co. commented: “This certification confirms the effectiveness of the procedures developed and refined since the founding of our organisation, providing a solid basis for our continued growth and expansion while maintaining and improving on the excellent service we provide to our clients.”

For more information, please contact:

Matthew Turner

Partnership with Novitech for OPOCE

Published on 23rd July 2013

Charles Oakes & Co. in partnership with Novitech a.s. awarded second position in cascade for AO 10513 with the PUBLICATIONS OFFICE in Luxembourg.

The consortium of Charles Oakes & Co. and Novitech a.s. has been awarded the second position in the cascade multiple framework service contract AO 10513 at the PUBLICATIONS OFFICE based in Luxembourg. The overall value of the contract is EUR 3,000,000.00 over a period of 4 years.

This award covers the provision of consultancy and assistance services regarding management of information technology projects. Other related services to be provided include studies and analysis, support, testing, elaboration of documentation and follow-up of deliverables and applications.

The PUBLICATIONS OFFICE publishes the Official Journal of the European Union daily in all official languages of the union — a unique phenomenon in the publishing world. It interacts on a continuous basis with all the EU institutions, agencies and bodies to guarantee the transparency of the legislative process and of European policies as well as to facilitate public access to the entire body of European legislation and information published in its Official Journal and on the related EUR-Lex and TED websites.

Mr. Charles Oakes, Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes & Co. commented: “This latest award alongside our partner Novitech is not only a welcome addition to our growing list of successes in Luxembourg during 2013, it is also an inspiring opportunity to be able to be part of a PUBLICATIONS OFFICE process that helps bring the European Union closer to its citizens”.

For more information, please contact:
Matthew Turner

Charles Oakes & Co. wins contract to deliver SharePoint Desktop solution at major Intergovernmental Organisation located in Luxembourg.

Published on 14th May 2013

PRESS RELEASE Charles Oakes & Co. wins contract to deliver SharePoint Desktop solution at major Intergovernmental Organisation located in Luxembourg

Charles Oakes & Co. has won an open tender to design and perform organisation-wide rollout of a SharePoint based unified desktop and internal corporate portal.

Mr. Charles Oakes , Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes & Co. commented: “This award won against the strongest competition in the market allows us to leverage our broad and deep knowledge of both SharePoint technologies, and analysis and implementation in complex organisational environments.  We look forward to this significant challenge and are confident of a long and successful partnership.”

For more information, please contact Mr. Matthew Turner, Operations Director Matthew@charlesoakes.com

Partnership with CRI and Quantos for SDMX Lot 4

Published on 19th September 2012

Charles Oakes & Co. in Partnership with CRI and Quantos awarded second place in cascade for SDMX Lot 4 with EUROSTAT in Luxembourg.

The consortium of Charles Oakes & Co., Quantos and CRI has been awarded second place in the cascade for Lot 4 of the SDMX project at EUROSTAT based in Luxembourg. This covers the provision of system and user support for Eurostat statistical production applications, which are highly specialised and tailored towards the equally specialised nature of EUROSTAT’s activities. The agreement is for a duration of 4 years.

EUROSTAT is a Directorate-General of the European Commission. It’s main responsibilities are to provide statistical information to the institutions of the European Union (EU) and to promote the harmonisation of statistical methods across its member states and candidates for accession as well as EFTA countries.

Mr. Charles Oakes , Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes & Co. commented: “The latest award with our business partners CRI and Quantos is a welcome addition to what is already becoming a long list of successes during 2012. For a change we will be delivering services on our own doorstep in Luxembourg. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

For more information, please contact us via:

info@charlesoakes.com

Declared Sole Subcontractor for STIS III Lots 1 & 2

Published on 3rd July 2012

Charles Oakes & Co. Declared Sole Subcontractor for €8M Contract with European Commission, STIS III Lots 1 & 2

Charles Oakes & Co. has won the place of Declared Subcontractor to the winning consortium for a major framework contract with the European Commission, namely STIS III Lots 1 & 2. STIS is an acronym for Support and consulting services for Technical Informatics Staff. The total value of the contract is approximately €8 Million. The end-client within the Commission are the Directorate-General for Informatics; Resources and Logistics Directorate; Finance and Contracts Unit.

The winning consortium comprises Intrasoft, Unisys and I.R.I.S.

Services will mainly be delivered in Brussels and Luxembourg. For Charles Oakes & Co. the work involves the provision of a wide range of expert resources. The contract has a duration of 4 years.

Mr. Charles Oakes , Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes & Co. commented: “Once again we are very proud to be supporting the main consortium partners in such a major initiative. This latest share in the EU administration ICT market further enhances our international activity and increases our presence in the UK.”

For more information, please contact us via:

info@charlesoakes.com

Partnership with Unisystems for ECDC Stockholm

Published on 1st July 2012

Charles Oakes & Co. in Partnership with Unisystems wins €20M deal with ECDC Stockholm

The consortium of Charles Oakes & Co. and Unisystems has been selected for two lots in a parallel framework contract with a value of €20 Million for ECDC, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.  The lots are for the provision of ICT Operations, and ICT Development and Maintenance and will run for 4 years.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is an independent agency of the European Union (EU) aimed at strengthening Europe’s defences against infectious diseases. It was established in 2005 and is located near Stockholm, Sweden

For Charles Oakes & Co. the work involves the provision of expert resources on a time and material basis across the organisation.

Mr. Charles Oakes , Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes & Co. commented: “We are very excited about the award from ECDC with our business partner Unisystems.  This latest share in the EU administration and public sector ICT market enhances our international activity and increases our presence in Sweden.”

For more information, please contact us via:

info@charlesoakes.com

Charles Oakes & Co. & Unisys win deal with OHIM Alicante

Published on 26th June 2012

Charles Oakes & Co. in Partnership with Unisys wins €13M deal with OHIM Alicante.

The consortium of Charles Oakes & Co. and Unisys has been selected to be the first priority contractor in a cascading framework contract with a value of €13 million for the provision of programme and project management and technical consultancy in the field of Information Technologies for OHIM, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs). The contract runs for 4 years.

OHIM located in Alicante, has the tasks of promoting and managing Community Trade Marks and Community Designs within the European Union. It carries out registration procedures for titles to EU industrial property and keeps public registers of these titles. It shares with the courts in Member States of the European Union the task of pronouncing judgment on requests for invalidation of registered titles.

For Charles Oakes & Co. the work involves the provision of expert resources on a time and material basis across the organisation.

Mr. Charles Oakes, Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes & Co. commented: “We are delighted about this latest award with OHIM, confirming our growing share in the EU administration and public sector ICT market. Our collaboration with the Alicante-based agency with our business-partner Unisys, an established giant in the industry, further enhances our international activity and strengthens our company’s presence across Europe.”

For more information, please contact us via:

info@charlesoakes.com

Declared Sole Subcontractor for STIS III Lot 4

Published on 24th June 2012

Charles Oakes & Co. declared Sole Subcontractor for €35 M Contract with European Commission, STIS III Lot 4

Charles Oakes & Co. has won place of sole Declared Subcontractor to the second-placed consortium for a major framework contract with the European Commission, namely STIS III Lot 4.

STIS is an acronym for Support and consulting services for Technical Informatics Staff. The total value of the contract is €35 Million. The end-client within the Commission are the Directorate-General for Informatics; Resources and Logistics Directorate; Finance and Contracts Unit. Specifically the services to be delivered comprise information system infrastructure solutions engineering, development, support and testing

The winning consortium comprises IT Service giants Intrasoft and Unisys.

Services will mainly be delivered in Brussels and Luxembourg. For Charles Oakes & Co. the work involves the provision of a wide range of expert resources. The contract has a duration of 4 years.

Mr. Charles Oakes, Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes & Co. commented: “It is our pleasure to be supporting the main consortium partners in such a significant piece of work. This latest share in the EU administration ICT market perfectly utilises our expertise in delivering quality resources at the most reasonable rates in Benelux.”

For more information, please contact us via:

info@charlesoakes.com

Declared Subcontractor for EMA London

Published on 1st June 2012

Charles Oakes & Co. Sole Declared Subcontractor for €80M Contract at EMA London

Charles Oakes & Co. has won the place of sole Declared Subcontractor to the winning consortium for a major framework contract to deliver to the EMA, the European Medicines Agency in London. The winning consortium comprises two very well established and experienced companies in this sector, namely Intrasoft International and Trasys. The 2 lots have a total value of approximately €80 Million and will cover provision of resources for online transactional processing systems, and provision of ICT Systems on a quoted time and materials or fixed price basis. The contract runs for 4 years.

The European Medicines Agency is a European Union agency for the evaluation of medicinal products. It is comparable with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and funded directly by the European Union as well as the pharmaceutical industry and indirectly by Member States. EMA is based in London.

For Charles Oakes & Co. the work involves the provision of expert resources across the organisation.

Mr. Charles Oakes , Owner and Managing Director of Charles Oakes & Co. commented: “It is a major honour to be selected as sole Subcontractor for such a prestigious contract with such a prestigious end-client. The work of the EMA is vital for everybody living in the EU and we are delighted to be playing our part supporting it via our consortium leaders Intrasoft and Trasys. This latest share in the EU administration and public sector ICT market further enhances our international activity and increases our presence in the UK.”

For more information, please contact us via:

info@charlesoakes.com

Social Media Launch

Published on 19th September 2011

Did you know that HR and Recruitment are moving away from traditional sources and ever more towards social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter?

Charles Oakes & Co. is now using a range of different means to broadcast our recruitment activity to make it easier for candidates to learn about the different positions that are available and to get in touch with us.

Currently, the following media are in use, so feel free to connect with us using whichever one is more convenient for you:

Become a follower

Charles Oakes & Co posts all of its latest content on Twitter and we welcome any comments that candidates might have.

Join our network on LinkedIn

Check out our company profile to see what opportunities are available; you can find a list of the latest posts at the bottom of the page. You will also find a list of Charles Oakes & Co. employees there that would be happy to connect with you.

Find us on Facebook and connect with our recruiters

Details of our job vacancies can be found on our company page; feel free to give a position a “like” to promote it amongst your friends. Furthermore, our recruiters on Facebook would welcome the opportunity to connect with you through BeKnown. (This is a Monster application that works within Facebook, allowing you to keep your personal life and your professional life apart.)

This venture is an active effort on our part to put the power of decision back into the hands of the jobseekers.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact a member of our staff on any of the social media sites above (the exception being our RSS feed of course). Naturally, we can also be reached using the information on our “Contact Us” page.

Declared Official Subcontractor for DESIS II

Published on 6th December 2010

Charles Oakes & Co. has been declared as an Official Subcontractor to successful the consortium on DESIS II, the largest IT systems contract with the European Commission.

Luxembourg 6 December 2010

Charles Oakes & Co. has been announced as Official Subcontractor to the one4EU2 consortium providing the European Commission with a broad range of information technology (IT) services.

The work will be carried out under the ESP DESIS II (‘External service provision for development, studies and support for information systems’) Framework Contract, the European Commission’s biggest framework contract in the IT area with a total estimated value of EUR 200 million over the next 4 years.

Under the Framework agreement, the specific contracts with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT) will see the consortium play a key role in the provision of diverse IT services to many Directorates-General and agencies of the European Commission.

The ESP DESIS II contract, divided into six lots, covers a wide range of IT services, including the development, implementation and maintenance of information systems relating to document management, web content management and geographical data management as well as the tools used for information and data analysis. In addition, ESP DESIS II includes work on information security and quality and tasks relating to user assistance.

Charles Oakes & Co. MD Mr. Charles Oakes stated that Charles Oakes & Co. has extensive experience in providing all sizes of clients working with and for the European institutions with top-level IT resources and services. We are very proud to be selected by our clients to assist them in this project confirming our position as a high quality resourcing company for the EU administration and public sector ICT market.

The new consortium comprises major players in this sector Intrasoft International, Unisys, I.R.I.S, Sogeti and Reggiani.

For more information, please contact us via:

info@charlesoakes.com