back to article UK's newly merged Foreign Office puts £40m on table for hardware, software, services

The UK's Foreign Office has entered the market for IT hardware, software, and specialist services with up to £40m on the table. Formally known as the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the department is tendering for tech suppliers under two lots. The first asks for software, including commercial off-the-shelf …

  1. macjules Silver badge


    Deloitte has picked up the contract to be a guiding hand for the technology and organisational changes the new department might need.

    Better add another couple of zeros to that £40m figure then.

    1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

      Re: Deloitte?

      Yes, definitely not enough zeros on the figures quoted

  2. SusiW

    Free money for our pals!!

    You can wave bye-bye to that cash then - as macjules said, it's nowhere near enough!

    Another snout in the gubmint trough. Again.

  3. elsergiovolador Silver badge

    Tax avoidance

    Big Four Accounting Firms: Addicted to Tax Avoidance

    Now that HMRC and Treasury finally stopped evil independent contractors ruining the tax man, the only right thing will be to move on to bigger fish?

    Or was IR35 just a dressing of a new gravy train?

  4. Netraider

    Formerly know as the FCO...

    It should read the former FCO. The FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) merged with DFID (Department for International Development) last year to form the FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office).

    Taking my coat for pedantry...

    1. Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

      Re: Formerly know as the FCO...

      Formally =/= formerly

  5. Pantagoon

    I'll do it

    Here's my business plan:

    Take out a loan.

    Donate to the Tory Party.

    'Win' the contract.

    Supply two Raspberry Pis.

    Repay the loan.

    Buy a chuffing big house in the country with the change.

    Why two Raspberry Pis? Hey, I'm taking this contract seriously, right?

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