2013 Report details for project: CONNECT Project (formerly ICT Relet Project)

Project name: CONNECT Project (formerly ICT Relet Project) - there are 2 reports for this project: 2013, 2014
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Organisation: DCLG (D4) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2013 (data is from Sept 2012)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: DCLG must replace current ICT services by February 2014 when the current supplier service contract ends. There is an opportunity to break the current contract in August 2013 something DCLG are hoping to do inn order to reduce costs as quickly as possible. The existing IT estate is up to 7 years old and requires updating. The service will include circa 2,500 desktops across 20 offices and 50 business applications.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The contract for the supply of new services was let in December 2012 and robust plans are in place to transition to a new Fujitsu service in the summer of 2013. Five months of the 12 month procurement timetable were spent waiting for spend control approval from Cabinet Office Efficiency and Reform Group and now that these are in place the project is progressing well. The procurement phase has secured savings of circa 40% on a like for like basis.
Start date: 2011-11-16
End date: 2014-02-28
Schedule text: On Schedule
Baseline: £1.90m
Forecast: £1.90m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Variance within tolerance
Whole Life Cost: £36.63m
WLCost text:
Notes1: ICT Relet Project (formerly entitled ICT Desktop Refresh)
Sourcefile: DCLG_2013.csv

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