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ASPIRE — The Verdict So Far

Anne Fairpo Rawlinson & Hunter looks at the HMRC's outsource contract project Acquiring Strategic Partners for the Inland Revenue
After some deliberation and much review the National Audit Office (NAO) published its review of HMRC's re-competition of its outsourced IT services in July; the scope of the project brought it under the automatic attention of the National Audit Office as the project is expected to cost between £3 billion and £4 billion over a ten-year term; there is also an option to extend the contract for up to eight more years.
The result of the re-competition was the outsource contract project known as ASPIRE (Acquiring Strategic Partners for the Inland Revenue). The re-competition was won by Capgemini who from July 2004 displaced EDS (for general IT...

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