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IT Contracts

Volume 449: debated on Monday 11 September 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the value was of each IT contract awarded by her Department in each of the last five years; and who the contractor was in each case. (88990)

The main suppliers, categories and values of Information Communication Technology (ICT) contracts over £1 million are illustrated as follows:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office's ICT contracts over £1 million as at May 2006

Category

Title of contract

Supplier

Period of contract

Total value of contract when let (£)

Hardware, software and external support services

Compass

WorldReach (Canada)

June 2001 to June 2006

1,500,000

Hardware, software and external support services

GenIE/GenIE Worldwide

3M/AIT

April 1999 to March 2009 (Replaced by Biometrics contract—see below)

3,000,000

Hardware, software and external support services

Biometric Passports

3M UK plc

April 2005 to April 2009

6,500,000

Hardware, software and external support services

Focus

Fujitsu Consulting

January 2002 to March 2003

10,500,000

Hardware, software and external support services

Focus (Knowledge Management)

Fujitsu Consulting

March 2003 to December 2005

1,087,000

Hardware, software and external support services

FCONet2 (FCO's Intranet)

Fujitsu Services

November 2004 to October 2005

2,077,000

Hardware, software and external support services

WIOL Project Management

Fujitsu

April 2003 to February 2005

1,090,000

Hardware, software and external support services

WIOL/WIPA Technical refresh. Work performed by Fujitsu Services to migrate the WI from Windows NT to Windows XP.

Fujitsu

March 2006 to March 2007

1,773,262

Hardware, software and external support services

Cash Registers (world-wide maintenance and support)

Wincor Nixdorf Ltd

September 2003 to September 2008

1,500,000

External support services

Consultancy Services

AKC

June 2003 to May 2005

5,000,000

Hardware, software and external support services

Firecrest Global Support

Hewlett Packard

May 2001 to April 2005

5,000,000

Hardware, software and external support services

Future Firecrest

Hewlett Packard

February 2005 to February 20l2

189,500,000

Hardware, software and external support services

ICT - provision of technical installers for overseas installations

Serco Defence

January 2003 to December 2005

1,238,000

Telecommunications

FCO global telecommunications network (PFI)

Global Crossing

May 2000 to April 2010

180,000,000

External support services

Implementation of ICT Strategy and Pre-procurement of Future Firecrest (Stage 2c & 3)

KPMG

from May 2002

3,329,000

External support services

Implementation of ICT Strategy and Pre-procurement FF (Stage 3)

AKC

from August 2004

1,700,000

Electronic Archive

E-Archive services (Minerva)

British Telecom

November 1996 to March 2007

1,500,000

Hardware, software and external support services

Internet Project

LogicaCMG

from March 2002

6,500,000

Hardware, software and external support services

FCO Website -support and maintenance

LogicaCMG

March 2005 to March 2008

1,401,000

Hardware, software and external support services

Prism integrated accounting, HP and procurement system

CGEY

January 2002 to January 2010

53,800,000