HC Deb 02 December 2003 vol 415 cc34-5W
Mr. Gray:

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a market-making exercise was conducted by the Inland Revenue in support of the original contract for the IT system for the Inland Revenue; and who the prospective suppliers engaged with the Inland Revenue in the conduct of that market-making exercise were. [140480]

Dawn Primarolo:

The initial Market-making exercise for the EAGLE contract prompted six responses to the OJEC notice. The suppliers involved were:

  • CSC Europe/IBM UK
  • EDS Ltd.
  • Hoskyns Group plc
  • ICL/Anderson Consulting
  • Digital Alliance (Digital Equipment Co., Logica and Barclays)
  • Sema Group UK

Of these suppliers, two were invited to tender—EDS Ltd. and CSC Europe/IBM UK. The preferred supplier was announced in December 1993, and the contract awarded in May 1994.

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