2016 Report details for project: Columbus (formerly Aspire Replacement Programme)

Project name: Columbus (formerly Aspire Replacement Programme) - there are 4 reports for this project: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: HMRC (D25) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: To manage the safe exit of HMRC's ASPIRE IT contract that expires in June 2017. The Programme Aims and Objectives are: The Programme aim for the scope reflected in the Business Case is to: • achieve a safe transition from the ASPIRE contract to the new HMRC IT operating and sourcing model, enabling HMRC’s digital and data transformation and deliver the benefits of the new model thereafter. The Programme objectives for the scope reflected in the Business Case are to: • Ensure there is continuity of IT supply to the Department and its customers once the current contractual arrangements through the ASPIRE contracts expire in June 2017; • Ensure that new sourcing arrangements provide better value for money, drive out savings compared to current baseline and are market aligned and consistent with Government standards for ICT contracts and IT delivery;• Ensure the operating model for IT in HMRC is transformed to enable HMRC’s digital and data transformation and to ensure that changes can be made more flexibly and at greater speed through a new target operating model, sourcing model and re-engineered processes; • Ensure HMRC has the capacity and capability to operate its new IT operating model on a sustainable basis; • Ensure the transition from ASPIRE contracts to the new operating model is as smooth as possible with minimal disruption to service (same or better SLAs) and project delivery (time, cost, quality as agreed for each project) during the transition period.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: Since the Amber-Red assessment the Programme has made significant progress, successfully delivering the first phase of the Programme, as approved by Ministers in the summer of 2015, transitioning three key Aspire services and their associated delivery teams into HMRC. The Programme is now assessed by the SRO and Programme Board as Amber. Ministers have approved the Programme's Outline Business Case for its next phase of delivery. This latter Business Case approval now enables the Programme to proceed with its plans to exit the entire Aspire contract safely in a phased way. ?The Programme has now reached contractual agreement with the major Aspire suppliers to exit the Aspire contract in a phased way that will protect service continuity to HMRC's customers and protect the flows of revenue into the Exchequer. The Programme is proceeding cautiously keeping close management attention on the phased exit plan to ensure that significant risks do not materialise.
Start date: 2014-01-01
End date: 2021-12-31
Schedule text: Data not Provided
Baseline: £88.00m
Forecast: £88.00m
Variance: None%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £600.00m
WLCost text: Data not Provided
Notes1: Budget variance less than 5%.
Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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