The Government Procurement Service has advertised for suppliers to join a wide-ranging £4bn ICT framework. The framework will be open to public sector organisations for two years, according to a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union, and covers the following lots: Desktop client devices: which will include …
RM, Capita, Fujitsu, HP and a token little guy?
Probably no token little guy...
... but otherwise add logica, steria and serco and you've probably got the names in the frame.
austerity what austerity ?
Given the state of the public finances and the necessary cuts, could they forgo the majority of this for a couple of years ?
After all "every little helps"
yes, surely to goodness they have bought enough stuff down the years?
Framework, as in locked in
A lot of these Central Gov negoaited contracts end up meaning Local gov bodies have to buy their stuff through the framework at a price that is worse than if they had approached the vendor directly.
But I'm sure that the relevant Sir Humphrey and his junior minister will be getting director and consulting jobs at the relevant firms when they leave the public service.
Suppliers get a shot at £4bn worth of gov hardware deals...
...which will end up costing us £16bn - before they're scrapped due to not working.
Their contract was cancelled and now been given to HP for 5 years
All profit going abroad....
It's all good and well that we have hardware and software refreshes, but why are so many big government contracts given to US American, Indian or Chinese companies, which will try to move as many jobs and as much the profit as possible out of the UK or EU?
Where is the contract to help this UK based SME to build the servers, and that UK based software house to write that solution? I'm all for government contracts - but they have to include a clause of sustained re-investment of funds in the UK or EU.
How many million unemployed does the UK or the EU need to have, until politicians realize that they can impose taxes on moving jobs and profit outside the EU?