§ Mr. Pendry
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish a table setting out for the period since 9 April(a) each tender issued by his Department for projects requiring the supply of (i) computer hardware and (ii) computer software, (b) a description of the services required, (c) the number of companies who were invited to tender, (d) the number of companies who submitted a bid without prior invitation by his Department, (e) which company was awarded the contract, (f) the value of each contract and (g) the length of period over which the contract will run.653W
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
[holding answer 27 October 1992]: The table provides information about tender invitations issued by my Department for projects requiring the supply of computer hardware and computer software since 9 April.
Invitations to tender (ITT) issued for projects requiring computer hardware-software since 9 April 1992 (a) ITT's issued for projects (b) Description of services required (c) Number of companies invited to tender (d) Number of companies who submitted a bid without prior invitation (e) Company awarded the contract (f) Value of contract (g) Duration of contract (i) Computer hardware (ii) Computer software (iii) Hardware and software See covering reply See covering reply See note 1 * Network Cabling for HMP Woodhill 1 Lancare * Clothing and Textile CAD system for Prison Service Industries and Farms 3 Gerber Garment Technology * Computer network cabling infrastructure 3 Misys Communications * UNIX system for Immigration and Nationality Department (bought under HOUSE 1 contract) l International Computers Ltd. * Finance and Accounting software for UNIX system above 6 TABS * Networking equipment for new DTELS HQ 5 Gandalf Digital Communications * Message Handling System for Emergency Planning 18 Not yet awarded * Cabling for HMP Foston Hall-Prescoed 3 Lancare * Extra Hard Disks for Police National Computer Organisation (PNC2) 7 Not yet awarded
1. All the contracts are one off supplies.