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It Contracts

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many outsourced IT contracts have been signed by his Department in each year since 1997; how much each of these contracts is worth; with whom they are signed; how many have been renegotiated; how many are still in place; and if he will make a statement. [126207]

The Department for Constitutional Affairs came into existence on 12 June 2003. Its predecessor, the Lord Chancellor's Department, had outsourced two IT contracts since 1997 and both are ongoing. The first with CSL who now trade as Liberata was let in December 1997, the second with ICL who now trade as Fujitsu Services was let in December 1998.The estimated value of the contract with Liberata is £205 million and has not been re-negotiated. This contract is for financial and accounting services and a supported desktop service and infrastructure.The estimated value of the contract with Fujitsu Services is £232 million and was re-negotiated in May 2000 and again in July 2002. This contract is designed to provide a modern national infrastructure to the magistrates courts service and a replacement case management system.