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Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts let by his Department in the last 12 months were related to the immigration casework database; and what the monetary value was of each such contract. (290905)

[holding answer 9 September 2009]: The Immigration Case Work programme stems from the immigration and nationality directorate (IND) review in 2006, which identified that the business has had to operate with systems that were not designed to cope with the scale of change and business volumes experienced in recent years.

The programme’s vision is to deliver a new immigration case working capability that will enable the UK Border Agency to operate with the levels of efficiency and service found in leading case working organisations. This will be achieved by delivering radical changes to business processes and improvements to the enabling IT systems. The programme has adopted recognised leading practice by scheduling the development and roll-out of the new systems over time; from the first pilot release in March 2009 to replacement of the legacy systems for protection in 2013 (as discussed with the Committee for Public Accounts earlier this year). The phased approach also ensures that the Agency can afford to fund the programme as part of its business plan. The programme is within budget.

In the last 12 months, the following contracts with their monetary values were let in relation to the new immigration casework database, Integrity.

Notes:

1. The following figures only cover IT contracts awarded by ICW, excluding contractors and consultants.

2. The monetary values exclude VAT.

Contract

Monetary value of contract excluding VAT, gross figure (£)

ATOS Origin IT Services UK Limited

472,151

ATOS Origin IT Services UK Limited

6,748,997

CA PLC

64,034

CESG

15,000

DELL Corporation Limited

12,781,709

DWP (Shared Services)

722,059

Field Fisher Waterhouse

420,001

Fujitsu Services (Alcedo) Limited

143,351

IBM Direct United Kingdom Limited

16,420 10

IBM Direct United Kingdom Limited

15,845,119

Oracle Corporation UK Limited

90,000

Specialist Computer Centres PLC

1,409,078

Specialist Computer Centres PLC

58,803

Specialist Computer Centres PLC

2,294,856

Specialist Computer Centres PLC

25,000

Specialist Computer Centres PLC

80,846

Specialist Computer Centres PLC

2,249,500

Total

43,436,924

In addition, a number of contracts have been let in the last 12 months in respect of changes made to the FCO Proviso system as part of the roll out of the Integrity solution. These are as follows:

Item

Monetary value of contract excluding VAT (£)

Initial Scoping and Design Work for Early ICW Projects

27,130.01

Early ICW Projects August 2008 to January 2009

165,000.00

First year product support services for ICW Early Deliverables—provided by Software AG

87,879.58

ICW Early Deliverables—FCO Services resources required for the next stage of the project

213,315.00

ICW ED Software AG EICW

237,664.92

EICW related Professional Services (refusal/non-refusal notices

49,094

Total

780,083.51