The Home Office has confirmed that it has extended its large-scale IT outsourcing contract with Fujitsu until 2018.
The contract, dubbed ‘Sirius’, is one of the longest running contracts in government and reflects the closeness of the relationship between the Home Office and Fujitsu.
A Home Office spokesperson said, “The Home Office is committed to delivering excellent services and value for money for the taxpayer. That’s why we are ending the culture of awarding large IT contracts to single suppliers and instead working towards smaller, more flexible agreements with a broader list of companies.
“As we make this change, it is important we ensure a smooth transition to these new services. We have therefore extended the transition period of our Fujitsu contract until April 2018.”
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