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Missed Deadlines, Cost Overruns: And a Fresh £7 Million IT Contract (Without Competitive Tender)

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“The movement of people into and out of regulated work would become essentially untracked.”

The Scottish government has handed IT consultancy BJSS a fresh £7 million contract without putting the opportunity out to competitive tender, controversially claiming that the company is the “only economic operator that has the technical ability” to proceed with the job.

Disclosure Scotland is executive agency of the Scottish Government.

It is trying to go “all digital” and migrate off a legacy BT system in a troubled and overdue cloud migration project.

The project includes the need to integrate with police databases, upgrade payment systems and more.

Those plans are already delayed and over budget, after BJSS missed an initial deadline to finish the job of August 27, 2018, and Disclosure Scotland was forced to extend BT’s contract at just two days’ notice: a decision that cost Scottish tax payers an additional £4.3 million.

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