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CSC, Fujitsu and IBM on passport shortlist
The Identity and Passport Service has announced shortlists for two stages of the National Identity Scheme procurement programme.
It has said that CSC, Fujitsu and IBM will be considered as suppliers for the Application and Enrolment Programme for the replace of passport application contracts and development of new capabilities.
For the National Identity Service programme, for replacing existing biometric storage and matching capacity, it has shortlisted IBM and Thales.
The companies are members of the Strategic Supplier Group framework, which is being used as a basis for mini-competitions of different stages of the procurement.
A UK Borders Agency programme has also initiated a procurement exercise using the framework for a partner to support development of an immigration casework system. This programme has shortlisted EDS, Fujitsu and IBM.
A separate procurement was launched in June to replace existing arrangements for the design and production of passports. As part of the process 3M, SP&SL, De La Rue, Gemalto and Thales have been shortlisted to engage with IPS in detailed discussions.
Following detailed negotiations with bidders, tenders will be submitted for the contracts, which will be be awarded in 2009.
This article was originally published at Kablenet.
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CSC AGAIN?JUST DON'T
Oh dear! CSC will more than likely off shore the work even when there told not too. I think were going to face an epidemic of identity fraud. You heard it first here. CSC has and will ignore there client as the company is heavily profit driven. Security and ethics don't come into play with this company. Watch out government if you choose this supplier you will be rather embarrassed when you have to explain why our (The British Public) details ended up on the black market.
Where is all this money coming from?
Banks are crumbling, the house market's in free fall, oil is sucking up all my free spending, Nulabour (and I'm no economist here), are mismanaging the economy - yet, they still appear to have billions to spend on this project.
I really think the Illuminati have taken over the reigns...
supply technology to the Nazis for the gas chambers and the processing of people through it.
Sure, it may go to their track record as being able to deliver final solution, but I don't really know if the people of the country really want them to have another hand in another genocide.