ID cards - some of the main corporate beneficiaries so far

Some in the IT industry are concerned about facets of the ID cards programme: the costs, the lack of a robust business case, and uncertainties over how well the technologies will work when applied to millions of people.

But not everyone is complaining. Indeed a by-product of the government’s decision to award a plethora of contracts under the ID Card scheme is that parts of the IT industry have signed up to non-disclosure terms, which has reduced the number of cognoscente who could speak openly about the scheme even if they wanted to.

These are some of the organisations and individuals that have won contracts so far under the Identity Cards scheme …


PA Consulting (in part including Electronic Commerce Associates Ltd.) Approx £29.5m to £33.5m

Capita Resourcing – up to £5m

Field Fisher Waterhouse Appox £1.1m

Atos Origin IT Services UK Ltd – £1m+

Parity Resources – up to £1m

Glotel Technology – up to £1m

Sirius consortium (Fujitsu Services Ltd and Global Crossing Ltd and PWC) – £184,000

CESG Communications Electronic Security Group – £140,000+

Veredus London — £135,000+

Ernst and Young – £111,000

Partnerships UK – £93,000+

KPMG – £90,000+

Cornwell Management Consultants – £48,000

Shreeveport Management Consultancy – £43,000+

Sigma – £37,000+

The Metropolitan Police – £35,000

Axon Group Plc – £29,000

Excel Recruitment – £20,000

Whitehead Mann Ltd – £17,000

Alan Hughes – £16,000+

Office of Government Commerce – £12,000

Abbey Consulting – £4,000

Interleader Ltd – £2,000

Contracts worth up to £500,000

Adecco UK Ltd

Allen Lane

ASE Consulting Ltd

Capita Interim Management

Chamberlain Beaumont

Computer People

Crystal UK Ltd

Elan Computing Ltd

Electronic Computer Associates (novated from PA Consulting contract)

Hays Accounting

Hedra Ltd

Hudson Global Resources Ltd

Kelly Services

Logica CMC

Methods Consulting

Montpelier Contracting and Consulting

Northern Recruitment Group plc

OGC Accounting Service

Pendragon Information Systems

Real-Time Consultants plc

Ruillion Computer

Sand Resources

Search Total Recruitment Solutions

Security Printing Systems Ltd

Spring Technology

TAG TPS Ltd

The Nesco Group

Contracts under £50,000:

Angela Mortimer plc

Anite Public Sector

Beamans Ltd

British Print Industries Federation

Brook Street

Buchanan and Darby Associates

Business in the Community

Callcredit plc

CE Williams

Central Office of Information

Centre for Accessibility

Diane Bailey Associates

Donaldson’s

Drivers Jonas

ER Consultants

Equifax Ltd

Excel Recruitment

Home Office Cashiers

Ian Farrand HR Management Consultants

Ideas UK

Identix Ltd

Immediate Interns

Insight Consulting

Josephine Sammons Ltd

Kingston Communications plc.

Lambert Smith Hampton

Manpower UK Ltd

Michael Page UK Ltd

Minority Matters Recruitment

McCrindle Associates Ltd

OCS

Officeforce Ltd

Parity Training Ltd

Partnerships UK

Plain English Campaign

PicnicBox

Procurement Services Ltd

QDOS Computer Consultants

Q1 Consulting

Reed Accounting Personnel

Resource Analysts Ltd

RNA Ltd

Robert Walters

Security Services Group

SGS UK Ltd

Siemens Business Services

St. John’s Ambulance Services

Step Ahead

Streamline Financial Solutions

Telelogic UK Ltd

TK Cobley

The Whelan Partnership

The Whitehall and Industry Group

Turner and Townsend Project Management Ltd

White Young

Yale Data Management Consultant Ltd

Links:

Home Office report on the official costs of the ID cards scheme – May 2007

Benefits of ID cards – government report

Smaller project, same price for ID card plan

Cost of national ID card scheme soars by £840m in six months

BBC reveals defects in ID cards

ID cards will give ‘false’ data

‘Majority against ID cards’

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It is a big scheme, but there are an awful lot of contractors there considering how little has actually been done so far. (Note huge proportion of recruitment consultants, and predominance in big expenditure of management consultants, however.)

What is a little perplexing to anyone not familiar with the Byzantine convolutions of government procurement is the involvement as "contractors" of various public authorities and non-commercial groups: CESG, Partnerships UK, the Met, OGC, COI, Home Office Cashiers, the Plain English Campaign, St John's Ambulance Services, & the Whitehall and Industry Group.

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