Ontario chooses Maximus for child support payment work
- By William Welsh
- May 20, 2005
Maximus Inc. has won a four-year, $5.7 million contract from the province of Ontario to provide an integrated case management solution to support the enforcement of child and spousal support payments, the company announced this week.
The contract's maintenance and support component may be extended for an additional two years, the company said.
Under the contract, Maximus of Reston, Va., will install the new case management solution for Ontario's Ministry of Community and Social Services' Family Responsibility Office. The case management solution will be used as part of the agency's maintenance enforcement program to require court-ordered child and spousal support payments.
Ontario has the largest single family maintenance enforcement program in Canada with more than 180,000 cases. The new application, which will be customized from British Columbia's Family Maintenance Enforcement Program application, is expected to improve productivity and customer service, thereby resulting in significant cost savings for Ontario, Maximus said.
Maximus, a provider of program management, consulting and IT services, has 5,100 employees and annual sales of $603.8 million.
William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.