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Procurement Projects

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the 20 largest procurement projects initiated by his Department since May 1997 were; what the (a) original budget, (b) cost to date and (c) consultancy fees were; and what the final cost was of each project which has been completed. (106581)

The Department for Work and Pensions conducts most of its procurements under competitively let framework agreements for common goods and services. Information on the few cases where procurements were conducted as projects since the Department was formed in 2001 is provided as follows. The Department has conducted a large number of other projects to achieve business change and modernise our systems. Many of these included procurement exercises that were not conducted as projects in their own right and it is not possible to isolate the related costs of these without incurring disproportionate cost.

£ million

Project to procure:

Estimated contract value

Cost to date

Consultancy

Estates Services (PRIME)

11,220

3,960

7

Post Office Card Account

1,000

625

0

Medical Services (to 2015)

666

80

0

Medical Services (to 2005)

534

n/a

0

Office Services1

331

n/a

0.9

Banking services

70

9

0

Record Storage

69

9

0.015

Post services

60

1

0

n/a = not applicable

1 This Office Service contract expired in 2007 and the new contract begins on 1 March 2007.