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Departmental ICT

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 28 October 2008, Official Report, columns 101-02W, on departmental ICT, what the (a) original expected cost was, (b) original expected delivery date was and (c) current expected completion date is of each ICT project listed; and if he will make a statement. (251093)

With reference to the reply of 28 October 2008, Official Report, columns 101-02W, on departmental ICT, I have updated the information given on a best-fit basis to show the (a) original expected cost, (b) the original expected delivery date and (c) the current expected completion date of each ICT project listed. The costs shown are total project costs, which include ICT specific expenditure. The information is based on current plans and is subject to actual outturns. Some DCSF expenditure also includes elements relating to services provided to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills following machinery of government changes that are not readily identifiable.

Project

Costs (£ million)

Original expected cost

Original expected delivery date

Current expected completion date

Comments

ContactPoint

224.00

224.00

Live service December 2008

Live service January 2009

e-Common Assessment Framework

44.00

44.00

Live service before end 2009

Live service first quarter 2010

National Strategies Contract

5.90 with agreed enhancements

5.50

April 2009

April 2009

Further enhancement of the content bank to improve accessibility

Schools Recruitment—CPP Shared Services

2.285 no spend yet

2.285

June 2009 Web-service for schools

June 2009

Implementing e-Channels

34.30

22.90

February 2011

March 2013

Requirement changed and increased during the definition stage. The service delivery period has also been extended

Identity Assurance

11.00-15.00

11.00-15.00

Delivery timetable not yet fixed—still at planning stage

Corporate Services Transformation Programme

26.00

26.90

April 2009

Autumn 2009

GCA—Minerva

18.00

26.00

September 2010

March 2009

Scope reduction