back to article UK govt launches multibillion procurement for tax agency application services

The UK government has kicked off procurement to modernize aging legacy applications used by the national tax collector, HMRC. Crown Commercial Services, which sits within the Cabinet Office, has released the contract notice for the Digital and Legacy Application Services (DALAS) framework, which could be worth up to £4.2 …

  1. Natalie Gritpants Jr

    Strange that they know how much it will cost before they know what will be done and by whom.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Makes a change

      Usually they have a figure on the contract that doesn't survive contact with the first Change Request. As a senior manager in EDS, the very first Inland Revenue outsourcing partner, said, "We woo on the contract and rape on the contract changes".

      Perhaps after nearly 30 years of this HMRC has learned its lesson.

  2. Altrux


    What could go ... right?!

  3. druck Silver badge


    I was distressed by seeing the cost overflowing a 32 bit integer before the project even started.

    1. DS999 Silver badge

      Re: Distressed

      Well the pound is worth less now, so 2^32 pounds isn't as big of a number as it used to be!

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