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GDS service towers signals disappoint vendors techUK "surprised and concerned" by GDS announcing "significant change in policy" through a blog post "without any opportunity for industry consultation" Public Services > Central government > News
GDS says tower model "not in line with government policy" Current disaggregation approach to procurement deemed not in line with government best practice, as suppliers question future for upcoming tower agreements Public Services > Central government > News

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Outsourcing

GDS service towers signals disappoint vendors
By David Bicknell
techUK "surprised and concerned" by GDS announcing "significant change in policy" through a blog post "without any opportunity for industry consultation"
Public Services > Central government > News
LGSS spirit to inspire Northants outsource reforms
By Neil Merrett
Council's 'Next Generation Model' will not impact the LGSS shared service venture formed with Cambridgeshire to oversee ICT needs
Business > Efficiency > News

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BPO

MoD's DE&S arm to upgrade Phoenix fleet management system
By David Bicknell
Tender issued for framework contract worth between £40m and £140m to manage 17,000 vehicles and 200,000 rental bookings
Services > BPO > News
Report raises ethical fears over "limited" outsource contract scrutiny
By Neil Merrett
Independent committee calls on the Cabinet Office to monitor and report possible ethical concerns in public service delivery
Services > BPO > News

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SIAM

GDS service towers signals disappoint vendors
By David Bicknell
techUK "surprised and concerned" by GDS announcing "significant change in policy" through a blog post "without any opportunity for industry consultation"
Public Services > Central government > News
Tower approaches in line with GDS policy, departments argue
By Neil Merrett
Organisations stand by disaggregated ICT contract approach despite Cabinet Office criticisms of public sector tower model use
Public Services > Central government > News

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Support

DWP awards SCC Universal Credit hosting contract
By Neil Merrett
Two year agreement will see department maintaining responsibility for development and operational support, with SCC providing infrastructure services
Public Services > Central government > News
GDS rejects DSF2 cancellation arguments
By Neil Merrett
Commercial programme director Tony Singleton admits more needs to be done to get framework right; discovery phase set to outline direction of DSF3
Public Services > Central government > News

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Managed Service

HP lands three year DWP deal to keep benefits system running
By David Bicknell
New contract, to replace deal due to expire this month, may impact DWP role as proposed founder customer of DatacentreCo joint venture to provide Crown hosting services
Public Services > Central government > News
Sheffield extends Capita contract until 2022
By Neil Merrett
Council opts to extend managed service agreement as it sets out plans for future multi-sourced replacement contract
Infrastructure > Hardware > News






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