Dear HM Revenue & Customs,

In 2004, HMRC signed a deal called "Aspire" with Capgemini to supply IT services. It is described on the Capgemini website here: http://www.uk.capgemini.com/aspire/

Please send, or better upload to your website, copies of:

* The original Aspire contract or contracts with Capgemini.
* Supporting documents which effectively form a part of the contract.
* Any later agreements that altered the contract.

The information I am seeking here is exact details of the services Capgemini contracted to supply, for what price, and under what terms.

If you cannot provide all the information, please give reasons under the FOI Act, but also give me any related or summary information you can.

Yours faithfully,

Francis Irving

Request, FOI (Security Cen Pol FOI ), HM Revenue and Customs

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Dear Mr Irving

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Lisa Evans left an annotation ()

More details about this contract at:

http://www.uk.capgemini.com/aspire/

Tully, Eileen (IMS Director's Office), HM Revenue and Customs

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Dear Mr Irving

Please see attached in response to your email dated 25 March

Eileen Tully

IMS Director's Office

020 8544 2717

For Data Security this email has a 'PROTECT' status unless otherwise
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<<100426 Reply 1400 10.pdf>> <<100426 ASPIRE CONTRACT OVERVIEW.pdf>>
<<PAC Report on ASPIRE competition.pdf>> <<05069381- NAO report on
Aspire competition.pdf>>

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Francis Irving left an annotation ()

This was rejected for being too broad, so too expensive to do in the limits. However, some existing public documents were attached:

* A copy of the Public Accounts Committee Twenty-eighth Report of Session 2006-07 “HM Revenue and Customs ASPIRE – the re-competition of outsourced IT services”.

* A copy of the National Audit Office’s Report dated July 2006 “HM Revenue and Customs ASPIRE – the re-competition of outsourced IT services”.

Thanks Eileen. What I really wanted was actual contractual documents, but thank you for attaching the overview and the two reports. They'll be very useful in me forming a more precise request.

Yours sincerely,

Francis Irving

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