The Home Department does not retain a central register of companies that tender for contracts. A search of individual records for instances where Capita Group plc or its subsidiaries have submitted tenders in each of the last five years could only be undertaken at disproportionate cost, however, six contracts were awarded in this period.
Inclusive of its agencies, the Department’s total spend on Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries contracts in each of the last five years is as follows:
Financial year £ million 2004-05 46.3 2005-06 53.2 2006-07 60.0 2007-08 62.6 2008-09 68.6
The majority of the spend derives from the Criminal Records Bureau’s Disclosure processing contract with Capita Business Services Ltd. The contract was awarded in 2000 and runs for 10 years from service go-live which occurred in March 2002. This is the only contract held by the Department with Capita Group plc or its subsidiaries which expires after 2010. The outstanding monetary value of the Disclosures processing contract with Capita Business Services Ltd is £249 million.