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Coalition gov't plan outlines ICT contract split

ZDNet - The coalition's detailed plan for government includes Conservative plans to split large ICT contracts into smaller components. The deal, published on Thursday, includes several elements of the Conservative IT manifesto, with pledges on widening access to procurement and on open-source software.

"We will take steps to open up government procurement and reduce costs; and we will publish government ICT contracts online," the document says, adding: "We will create a level playing field for open-source software and will enable large ICT projects to be split into smaller components."