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Volume 448: debated on Thursday 29 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) originally estimated, (b) most recently estimated and (c) outturn cost was in each of the five largest information technology contracts agreed by her Department with outside suppliers over the last five years. (71787)

The Department for Communities and Local Government was formed in May 2006, (previously the ODPM was formed in May 2002). The five largest information technology contracts agreed with outside suppliers over the last five years are as follows.

1. Contract for: Data Network Management and Support Services

£ million

(a) Original estimate

28

(b) Recent estimate

28

(c) Outturn cost

1n/a

1 Contract completes in 2011.

2. Contract for: GASPS 3 (Logasnet)—Grants Authorisation System

£ million

(a) Original estimate

13.018

(b) Recent estimate

13.018

(c) Outturn cost

22.516

1 To deliver system 2 System delivered. Full outturn costs including annual support and hosting charges n/a as contract completes in 2007 or 2009 depending on whether a two year extension option is exercised.

3. Contract for: Supporting People Local Interim System

£ million

(a) Original estimate

3.6

(b) Recent estimate

14.6

(c) Outturn cost

4.5

1 Contract complete

4. Contract for: Maps on Tap Project (phase 1, to end 2005-06)

£ million

(a) Original estimate

2.42

(b) Recent estimate

2.4

(c) Outturn cost

1

1 Framework contract ends in 2008. Phased development, with phase 1 complete and phase 2 planned. Specification and hence cost of phase 2 to be agreed. Figures provided for original and recent estimates are for infrastructure purchase and phase 1 development only.

5. Contract for: Transactional ERDF and State Aid system (TESA)

£ million

(a) Original estimate

1.5

(b) Recent estimate

1.43

(c) Outturn cost

1n/a

1 Contract ends in June 2007