2017 Report details for project: NHS Pension Re-let Project

Project name: NHS Pension Re-let Project - there are 5 reports for this project: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DOH (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2017 (data is from Sept 2016)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: To replace the NHS pension contract that is to expire, ensuring there is no break in the Secretary of State’s ability to meet statutory requirements to offer the NHS Pension scheme.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The Programme Status is rated at Amber. This is a reflection of the delay and difficulty in recruiting the specialist IT staff required to help design the underpinning IT infrastructure to support the delivery of the core pension services that are being brought in-house, and the uncertainty around the ability for the Digital Team to connect to the incumbent supplier's systems to allow development and improvent of customer facing interfaces to take place. The due diligence, data preparation and IT system enhancements required to bring the Pensioner and Payroll services in-house are unaffected by these risks. Actions to re-mediate are ongoing . IT resources are expected to be in place, with final appointments joining the programme imminently. Early work is being undertaken on the underpinning IT infrastructure using existing resources borrowed/shared with other projects. Initial testing of the ability to connect to the supplier's system is scheduled to take place in December 2016. Neither of these issues has had an impact on the Programme Milestones to date, with all milestones either met, or projected to be met to time. The OBC was approved on 24 March 2016, with an OBC Addendum approved on 9 August 2016. The production of the FBC is scheduled with targeted approval by the Board of the NHSBSA in January 2017, prior to progressing through the full external approvals process.
Start date: 2013-07-05
End date: 2017-07-21
Schedule text: Milestones for the two re-procurement activities in the first phase have either completed to schedule, or are on track. The Property & Facilities Re-Procurement Contract Award was made on 16 June 2016 as planned, and Go Live of the new Service Provider took place to schedule on 23 July 2016. The Medical Services Re-Procurement Contract Award and Go Live dates are on track to complete as planned by 23 July 2017. On 9 August 2016 an OBC Addendum was approved to deliver a refined hybrid model so that the NHSBSA undertake Payroll Administration services in addition to Pensioner Administration, insourcing from the incumbent supplier with transitional support provided in line with contractual exit provisions. As such the project closure date of 21 July 2017 (date that the existing contract expires) has now moved to 20 July 2018 (Date that existing contract expires plus one year's transitional support). All milestones for the on-boarding of the core pension services are currently on track to complete to schedule.
Baseline: £10.50m
Forecast: £10.50m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £20.40m
WLCost text: Programme investment costs cover the design, procurement and implementation activity in setting up the modified service through to end of transition period in 2018 (in real terms at out-turn prices). Whole life costs are on track to the costs detailed within the OBC Addendum approved on 9 August 2016.
Notes1: NHS Pension Re-let
Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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