We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:
Details of how many IT contracts have been suspended, cancelled or terminated by the Home Office since January 2010, the name or names of the other party of parties to those contracts and in each case which method, either suspension, cancellation, termination for convenience or termination for default was used
Details of how many IT contracts have been rescoped or are under consideration for a rescope in contract by the Home Office.
We released the following information on 4 November 2010.
To date, the contracts that fall within the scope of this request are as follows:
• Raytheon Systems Limited. This contract was terminated for default.
• Thales UK Limited had a provision that allows for a partial termination which has been invoked.
2. Since January 2010, one contract so far has been re-scoped in the Home Office and its agencies, where re-scoping means significantly removing or adding scope to the contract. This contract was between the Identity and Passport Service and IBM United Kingdom Limited. The Identity and Passport Service also has one contract with Computer Sciences Corporation Limited which is under consideration for re-scoping. No other contracts fall within this definition of re-scoping.
The Government is determined to get value for money from its major contracts and requires the highest standard of performance from its suppliers. We therefore continually keep them under review and monitor performance.