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Information Infrastructure Contract

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria the Atlas Consortium is expected to meet in order to be awarded Increments (a) 2b, (b) 2c and (c) 3 of the Defence information infrastructure contract. (116466)

[holding answer 19 January 2007]: Detailed criteria for Increments 2b, 2c and 3 have not yet been decided, but will be based on normal MOD practice:

Ability to meet the requirement;

Value for money;

Reliability/robustness of provider;

Affordability.

Additional criteria will cover appropriate indicators of past performance and evidence of likely future performance in the requirement areas.