back to article Home Office extends mega 18-year Fujitsu contract

The Home Office has extended its mega Fujitsu contract to 2018, meaning that when the contract ends it will have been running for the best part of two decades. That is in contrast to the Cabinet Office's long-standing goal to get government departments to break up their expensive legacy contracts with single suppliers. The …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "The department will be the controlling service integrator, managing a mixed economy of collaborating suppliers and Home Office service provision," it said.

    "collaborating suppliers"? Who are you kidding, in my experience they do everything they can to undermine and blame each other! Never do an "Agile" project with public bodies as they use Agile as a blame management tool rather than an enabler...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      "The department will be the controlling service integrator, managing a mixed economy of collaborating suppliers and Home Office service provision," it said.

      Also, after nearly 20 years of outsourced IT provision, what experience have they of being the "controlling service integrator". Bitter experience suggests to me this will not be a success...

      Anon for obvious reasons

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The reality is lots of these service contracts still have a lot of UK based, heavy pension liability ex-civil servants who were originally TUPED out.

    The ability for mid-sized companies to take these on is limited, even with fragmentation of the delivery model, much as it may be a laudable goal.

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