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Session 2002-03
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Public Accounts Committee Publications

Public Accounts - Forty-Fourth Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 20 October 2003.


Terms of Reference


1 Developing the IT project

The Department's decision to develop an IT system before redesigning business processes

Use of the PFI to procure IT projects

2 Handling the PFI Procurement

Ensuring competition

Technical competence of the bidder

Use of the public sector comparator

Benchmarking the bidder's price

3 The Post-Contract Renegotiations

ICL's poor performance

Increases in the contract price after renegotiation

Action taken on management inadequacies

The Department's unwillingness to terminate the contract

The re-negotiated contract

4 The accuracy of evidence

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes



Monday 10 February 2003

List of written evidence

Written Evidence

List of Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts Session 2002-03

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