2017 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: 2017 (data is from Sept 2016)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: To manage the safe exit of HMRC's ASPIRE IT contract that ends in June 2017. The Programme's 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 end 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 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 and Commercial Model and re-engineered processes;• Ensure HMRC has the capacity and capability to operate its new IT Operating and Commercial 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/Green
DCA text: The Programme is reporting an overall DCA of Amber for this quarter. This is based on the fact that the Programme has successfully put controls in place and progressed actions to mitigate and reduce the RAG status of Programme risks throughout the quarter. The Chancellor approved the Programme's Business Case in early February 2016 and consequently the Programme was able to sign exit contracts with the main Aspire suppliers on 29th March 2016. The Programme therefore submits a continuing DCA of Amber for the quarter. This is supported by the Programme being externally assessed by Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) in early September 2016 ahead of the Wave 2 insource. The IPA assessment concluded with an Amber/Green rating for Wave 2. Columbus Programme Board has endorsed this latest IPA delivery assessment.
Start date: 2014-01-01
End date: 2021-12-31
Schedule text: Data not provided
Baseline: £894.00m
Forecast: £894.00m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Budget varience less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £6,310.00m
WLCost text: In accordance with Cabinet Office Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) Data Guidance and Definitions governing the quarter two of 2016/17, Whole Life Costs (WLC) total baseline is the summation of resource (RDEL), capital (CDEL), and non-government expenditure, for the period covered by the latest HM Treasury Approval Point/Business Case. The resource and capital cost is made up of three constituent categories: ‘One-off Investment in Change’, ‘New Recurring Costs’, and ‘Old Recurring Costs’.
Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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