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Departmental IT

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how much her Department has spent on (a) information technology projects generally and (b) web-facing projects in each year since 2001, broken down by (i) expenditure in consultants and (ii) other costs; (97557)

(2) how many information technology projects her Department has undertaken in each year since 2001.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what percentage of information technology projects undertaken by or for her Department since 2001 have been delivered (a) over budget, (b) after their original deadline, (c) on budget, (d) under budget, (e) on their original deadline and (f) ahead of their original deadline. (97562)

All my Department's information technology projects since 2001 have been delivered to time and to budget.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which web-related information technology projects cost her Department more than £50,000 since 2001; which companies submitted qualified tender proposals for each project; and which company was awarded each contract. (97563)

My Department has had two web-related information technology projects since 2001, both of which involved the redevelopment of the Department's main website (www.culture.gov.uk).

The first was carried out using standard framework agreements so there were no qualified tender proposals. The contract was awarded to Amaze.

The second project was subject to a limited tender of four companies:

Precedent;

DMA;

Iconzest; and

Rufus Leonard.

The contract was awarded to Precedent.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which non-web-related information technology projects cost her Department more than £1 million since 2001; how many qualified tender proposals there were for each project; and which company was awarded each contract. (97564)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which of her Department’s databases are (a) wholly and (b) partly operated by external organisations or individuals; and which organisations and individuals own those databases. (97759)

My Department has no databases either wholly or partly operated by external organisations or individuals.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which databases operated by her Department are located (a) wholly and (b) partly outside the UK; and where each of those databases and parts of databases is located. (97760)