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ICO doubts plans for revised FoI Act to cover public sector outsourcing Deputy data commissioner says "own conclusions" should be drawn over lack of mention to expand FoI to outsourced public services in the Conservatives' election manifesto Public Services > Central government > News
HMRC seeks transformation expertise to support Aspire exit Two-year, £20m contract for partner with "experience of managing large post-merger work force integrations and the significant people and cultural issues that arise" Public Services > Central government > News

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Outsourcing

ICO doubts plans for revised FoI Act to cover public sector outsourcing
By Neil Merrett
Deputy data commissioner says "own conclusions" should be drawn over lack of mention to expand FoI to outsourced public services in the Conservatives' election manifesto
Public Services > Central government > News
NAO backs improved government access to outsource costs
By Neil Merrett
Findings into Whitehall's use of open-book accounting also call for common data standards, as outsource group says scrutiny should focus on added-value over profit
Public Services > Central government > News

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BPO

Expansion of FoI to cover outsourcing remains under “review”
By Neil Merrett
Minister of state for justice pledges to have all public service delivery contracts subject to FoI law; however no formal coalition agreement has been reached as yet
Services > BPO > News
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

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SIAM

DWP appoints SIAM service provider
By Neil Merrett
Three-year agreement will see department using ServiceNow IT suite to prioritise effective service delivery and better engage with smaller, specialised suppliers
Public Services > Central government > News
TfL to start £400m networks tower procurement in June
By David Bicknell
Networks market engagement event on June 1st continues SIAM and towers exercise
Business > Procurement > News

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Support

DSF2 go live date to be unveiled from next month
By Neil Merrett
Timeline for delayed launch of new framework expected to be announced following ten day standstill period ending in July
Public Services > Central government > News
Unit4 signs up former UK government shared services head
By Neil Merrett
Paul Marriner will lead company's new global government advisory team to target efficiency savings in EPR and shared services
Public Services > Blue light > 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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