Fujitsu leads Home Office supplier spending
Dishes out £136m to IT vendor
The Home Office paid Fujitsu Services £136m in 2009-10, with CSC, Atos and Raytheon among other major suppliers.
Figures released by the Home Office to Kable under Freedom of Information have revealed the department's largest supplier of any kind in the 2009-10 financial year was an IT firm, but also that it splits its technology spending between several vendors.
The data, covering the largest 100 suppliers to the department, shows that Fujitsu Services (Alcedo) received £120.6m from the department during the year, while a further £15.5m went to Fujitsu Services itself, a total of £136.1m. The group holds the £550m Sirius contract with the department to provide desktop computers, applications hosting, networks and supporting infrastructure and services. It was signed in 2001 and renewed in October 2009 under the department's "Extend and Blend" project.
CSC received £72.8m, mostly through its UK division CSC Computer Sciences, and Atos Origin £51.2m. The latter had its £250m contract with the UK Borders Agency – which was first signed in 2004 – extended at the same time as Fujitsu's. Raytheon, whose contract to lead the department's e-Borders project has since been cancelled by the coalition government, received £42.9m in 2009-10.
The department also spent significant amounts with Siemens Business Services (£32.2m), IBM (£31.2m, through two units), Dell (£14.7m), Logica CMG (£12m) and BAE Systems subsidiary Detica (£11.9m).
Other technology vendors on the list include Specialist Computer Centres (£7.8m), HP (£6.6m), Thales owned nCipher (£3.5m) and Cable & Wireless (£2.9m). The Home Office also paid the Department for Work and Pensions £2.3m for shared services.
Apart from technology spending, the list is dominated by suppliers of services – a subsidiary of security group G4S is the second-largest supplier, receiving £94.6m – and property.
The Home Office said that its spending on suppliers during the 2009-10 financial year totalled £1.85bn, excluding payments to other government departments. The figures include expenditure by the UK Border Agency, the Identity and Passport Service and the Criminal Records Bureau, as well as the department's headquarters.
Here is the list of top 100 suppliers to Home Office.
This article was originally published at Kable.
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