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The Department for Work and Pensions has suspended part of its procurement exercise for a central government application deployment service. A spokesperson for the department told GC News that the competition for two of the five lots has been suspended, but insisted that the process as a whole has not been cancelled. The …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    six companies

    ...Perhaps highlighting why we always see the same faces providing government IT despite past failures. If the bidding process lasts years and costs millions to take part then it becomes quite exclusive.

    1. OSC

      six companies - still

      Perhaps the government CIO needs to (re)read this paper written in Sept 2004 by Dunleavy et al:

  2. John G Imrie

    commercial off the shelf packages

    So no need for customisation then.

    My Arse, as Ricky Tomlinson would say.

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