2014 Report details for project: Spine Extension

Project name: Spine Extension - there is only one report for this project
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Organisation: DOH (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: The Spine is critical national infrastructure that supports the delivery of services and health care provision in the UK. As such it is part of “those facilities, systems, sites and networks necessary for the functioning of the country and the delivery of the essential services upon which daily life in the UK depends” The Spine contract was due to expire in June 2013. This investment extends the existing Spine Contract, substantially utilising the existing terms, to 31 December 2014. The investment objectives for the Spine Contract Extension project are: • To provide continuity and stability of the Spine Service during the procurement and transition to Spine 2. • Achieve the extension at a lower annual operational cost compared to the current service • To minimise the costs for any hardware and software upgrades necessary to maintain and support transition of the service up to December 2014 • To provide flexibility within the contract to enable phased transition to replacement Spine services and replacement SUS (Care.data and PBR) services.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: Spine Extension is aligned with the overall programme strategy (including Spine 2 and SUS replacement). It meets an existing business need and to a large degree continues established Business as Usual (BAU) services, rather than a project delivering change. It provides the operational time to transition the services to a lower cost base, which will be delivered through Spine 2. It provides continuity from today’s environment and utilises well established: • Management processes • Business organisation and supplier capabilities • Clearly defined responsibilities • Resources, and • IT security measures.
Start date: 2011-06-28
End date: 2014-12-31
Schedule text: Programme running to plan
Baseline: £57.99m
Forecast: £55.51m
Variance: -4.27%
Variance text: Not applicable. Variance less than 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £104.51m
WLCost text: The whole life cost covers the upkeep of BT Spine until the end of Calendar year 2014.
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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