2018 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: DHSC (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2018 (data is from Sept 2017)
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: An Infrastructure and Projects Authority Gateway 0/3 Review (Investment Decision) took place in February 2017, and was followed up by an Assurance of Action Plan Review on 28 June 2017, which reported a Delivery Confidence Assessment of Amber. The Review Team reported that the programme had made significant and positive progress, and that all Gateway recommendations had been actioned and completed. The Full Business Case was approved by HM Treasury on 21 April 2017, with a formal letter of confirmation of the approval and the conditions of the approval received, dated 12 June 2017. Initial services successfully transitioned from the existing supplier Equiniti upon contract end on 22 July 2017, and are embedded within NHS Pensions Operational Services. Commercial negotiations with Equiniti for ongoing transition and support until July 2018 were concluded, and contracts were signed by both parties on 8 August 2017. The IT Server and storage main build completed on 14 July 2017, and orders were placed for both Data Centre migration and for network connectivity between the two Data Centres and NHS Business Services Authority premises. The contract for Data Centre Hosting was signed by the NHS Business Services Authority and Atos on 15 September 2017. The programme remains on target to deliver to timescales, with system development and data migration on track to produce the consolidated solution which incorporates Pensioner Administration & Payroll processing into Compendia.
Start date: 2013-07-05
End date: 2017-07-21
Schedule text: The transition and TUPE of staff from the existing Medical Services contract with OH Assist to the new contract with Medigold Healthcare Ltd was implemented as planned on 24 July 2017, and is operating as a part of NHS Pensions Operational Services. The transition and TUPE of the Equiniti Communications Centre services and staff to NHS Pensions Operations was implemented as planned on 24 July 2017. The transition and TUPE of the Equiniti Finance functions and staff to NHS Business Services Authority Finance was implemented as planned on 24 July 2017. Work is progressing to plan for the transition of Pensioner Admiration, Pensioner Payroll Accounting & Payments, and Debt Management services to the NHS Business Services Authority by July 2018. Associated system development and data migration remains on track. All associated operational readiness activities to prepare the supporting structures, end to end processes & underlying procedures are progressing to schedule. Preparation for migration to the primary professionally managed data centre has commenced and is awaiting network connectivity to be established. The transition of services are then dependent on network links to the secondary data centre being implemented, which enables a fully disaster resilient IT solution.
Baseline: £36.40m
Forecast: £36.40m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £274.24m
WLCost text: Programme investment costs cover: - The design, procurement and implementation activities required to set up the modified service, enabling the delivery of full service continuity from July 2018. - The provision of all existing and in-sourced services until March 2025 (These costs were not included within the OBC, but were introduced within the FBC). Whole life costs are on track to the costs detailed within the approved FBC, in real terms at out-turn prices.
Notes1: NHS Pension Re-let
Sourcefile: IPA_2018.csv

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