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Departments: IT

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many IT contracts were put out to competitive tender by his Department in each year since 1997; how many bidders there were for each tender; and which company won the tender in each case. (155377)

[holding answer 17 September 2007]: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was created in June 2001, prior to that, contractual arrangements were the responsibility of different departments and agencies. Information is provided for contracts awarded since the formation of the Department in 2001.

Wherever possible, the Department makes use of existing framework agreements to procure the full range of IS/IT services. This enables more efficient and faster procurement of services against agreed terms. When this is not possible an advertisement is placed in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Two contracts have been awarded as a result of competitive tender through the Official Journal of the European Union. These are the:

Contract to operate the Resource Management system. Three bids were received and the contract was awarded to Fujitsu in 2004.

Framework to enable the Department to procure the full range of IS/IT services via competitions or single tender. This is referred to as the Unity (UNderpinning IT DeliverY) framework and was awarded in 2005. Thirty four bids were received and thirty two suppliers were included onto the Framework Agreement.

Other contracts awarded since 2001 using either the Unity framework, or the Office of Government Commerce's S-Cat agreement, are:

Contract awarded to

Accenture

Employment Support Allowance

Accenture

Customer Information System

Accenture

Pensions Transformation Project

Atos

Stand Alone Support Applications

Atos

Debt Management

Atos

Working Age Transformation and Change, Benefit Processing Replacement Programme

Atos

Bank Liaison Automation System

Energis

Government Secure Intranet (GSI)

IBM

Working Age Transformation and Change, Benefit Processing Replacement Programme

IBM

Customer Management System

Oracle

Resource Management

Logica

Pensions Regulator

Siemens

Central Payments System

Xansa

Work Train Project

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) estimated and (b) outturn (i) cost and (ii) duration was of each IT contract tendered by his Department since 1997. (155378)

[holding answer 17 September 2007]: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was created in June 2001, prior to that, contractual arrangements were the responsibility of different departments and agencies. Information is provided for contracts awarded since the formation of the Department in 2001.

Outturn figures are not available until the contract has ended, so the most recently estimated contract outturn or cost to date has been provided in the following table.

Contract

Contract estimate (£ million)

Most recently estimated contract outturn (£ million)

Duration (to)

Accenture

Employment Support Allowance Stage 1

9.23

9.23

Oct 2008

Customer Information System

47.38

47.38

2008

Pensions Transformation Project

181.3

165.1

2010-11

ATOSOrigin

Stand Alone Small Applications

2.66

2.66

2009

Debt Management

22.4

14.8 (cost to date)

2008

Working Age Transformation and Change, Benefit Processing Replacement Programme

0.495

0.495

June 2006

Bank Liaison Automation System Technology

0.66

0.66

February 2009

Energis

Government Secure Intranet (GSI) Anti Virus Protection

1.722

1.722

2005

Fujitsu

Resource Management (Operate)

44.83

44.83

2009

IBM

Working Age Transformation and Change, Benefit Processing Replacement Programme

123.4

49.8

2007

Customer Management System

103

103

2006

Oracle

Resource Management Application Development and Support

32.2

32.2

2007

Logica

Pensions Regulator

0.649

0.649

2005

Siemens

Central Payments System

59.6

59.6

December 2010

Xansa

Work Train Project

9.5

9.5

November 2008