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Departmental ICT

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department pays per computer to EDS for professional services each month; and whether this sum includes call-out charges. (169209)

The Department for Work and Pensions realigned its contract with EDS in 2005. Under the realigned contract, EDS owns, supplies and refreshes the equipment every three years, while the Department pays for the services it uses.

The annual service charge for a standard desktop PC is about £590 (or approximately £49 per month). This includes use and refresh of the equipment, standard software, and a comprehensive range of maintenance and support services, including call-out charges where applicable.