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Government caps most IT projects at £100m

ComputerWorldUK - The government has delivered a procurement policy notice (PPN) to all departments and agencies mandating that future IT projects are capped at £100 million. 

In 2011, the government said projects of over £100 million would be monitored closely by the Major Projects Authority, but the cap will now prevent any projects of that size unless a strong case is given.

Forming part of its wider ICT Strategy, the government is attempting to move away from its traditional approach to procurement where large vendors are given expensive, lengthy IT contracts, and deliver projects that use multiple SMEs over a shorter period.