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Government needs to fire suppliers who waste 'billions of pounds' on failed projects, says former DWP employee

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There are no SLAs in place and confusion as to who the customer is, says ex-consultant
18 Nov 2013

Digital Services Framework could enable 70 'new' firms to secure central government contracts

Minister of the Cabinet Office Francis Maude
183 suppliers in total that can secure contracts - 84 per cent of which are SMEs
12 Nov 2013

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust saves £200k with Canon Managed Print Services

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Canon had best understanding of what the trust wanted to achieve, says director of finance Dave Tomlinson
11 Nov 2013

NHS NSS on the lookout for suppliers to provide intelligence case management system

System to be used by the counter fraud services
07 Nov 2013

Derbyshire County Council on the hunt for suppliers in £1.2m networking tender

Initial three-year deal includes the supply, maintenance and support of networking equipment
01 Nov 2013

Francis Maude hails G-Cloud as it expands to over 1,000 suppliers

Francis Maude praises SMEs for being vast majority of suppliers on government digital store
30 Oct 2013

MoJ issues £109m tender for application maintenance, support and deployment

MoJ's prior information notice had suggested the contract would be worth up to £180m
28 Oct 2013

Bristol Water looking for IT services provider in £1m-a-year contract

Ten year contract for monitoring, support, maintenance and development of entire IT infrastructure and associated software for Bristol Water
24 Oct 2013

Scottish ministers issue £43.3m tender for temporary IT staff for public sector

Framework agreement available for use by health bodies, academic institutions, fire and police services, councils and more
14 Oct 2013

£500m UK e-borders project ‘yet to deliver anticipated benefits’

Only 65 per cent of passenger data is collected and over 649,000 records relating to smuggling were unread and deleted from system
09 Oct 2013

West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw CSU issues £3m tender for BI platform

The unit - hosted by NHS England - is on the lookout for a platform that is optimised for healthcare analytics
07 Oct 2013

Abandoned NHS IT project costs taxpayers £10bn - and there may be more to come

'We need proper industry engagement and open standards' says Qinec CEO Robbie Hughes
18 Sep 2013

BBC Sport invites bids for storage system in £1m tender

Integrated storage solution needed for BBC's sport production library
11 Sep 2013

BBC issues tender of up to £144m for newsroom computer system software

Software will support more than 11,000 users, in contract that could run for 18 years
09 Sep 2013

Department of Health invites bids for £450m electronic staff record system

Current contract with supplier expires in August 2015
06 Sep 2013

UK government culture holding back open source adoption

Steve Nice, CTO at Reconnix, the open source ecosystem company, assesses the current state of open source adoption in the public sector
30 Aug 2013

NHS issues £2m tender to train 100,000 people to use online health services

NHS England wants to boost health literacy
15 Aug 2013

IBM barred from Australian state after presiding over 16,000 per cent overspend on payroll project

Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM? They might do: Queensland bars IBM from new contracts 'until it improves its governance and contracting practices' after £695m payroll debacle
07 Aug 2013

HMRC's five-year plan as renewal approaches on Capgemini's Aspire contract

The tax authority is moving from a monolithic IT systems architecture to a ‘multi-sourced model’ with an integrator and multiple suppliers. Graeme Burton talks to HMRC’s outgoing CIO, Mark Hall, and Capgemini’s Craig Mills
07 Aug 2013

London Borough of Merton issues £2m tender for enterprise service delivery platform

New platform will be part of the council's 'customer contact strategy'
22 Jul 2013

Government's Digital by Default agenda gathers pace with £40m tender

Notice for digital services suppliers published despite criticism levelled at Whitehall earlier today
09 Jul 2013

We’ve got some great people, but 'pretty shoddy tech' admits Cabinet Office

And the government is still paying through the nose for it, says Cabinet Office CTO
03 Jul 2013

Office of Fair Trading to investigate the supply of IT hardware and services to public sector

OFT calls for submissions from buyers and suppliers - 13 August 2013 deadline
03 Jul 2013

Ministry of Justice on the hunt for ICT services tenders

Combined estimated cost of £782m for IT services including security, networks and infrastructure services
02 Jul 2013