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National It Programme

Volume 404: debated on Thursday 8 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason Kellogg Brown and Root was selected to lead the national IT programme: and what experience they have in major IT projects. [107798]

[holding answer 7 April 2003]: An Official Journal of the European Community (OJEC) contract notice for programme management services was issued on 12 February 2003. Following the open procurement exercise Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) has been Appointed to provide independent and professional support for planning activities, risk analysis, cost modelling, contracting, procurement and implementation management for the national programme for information technology.KBR was selected due to its established record of successfully providing such services to the UK public sector and private and public sector clients worldwide. KBR is a world class company specialising in the management of such complex programmes.