Departmental ICT

Transport written question – answered on 28th October 2008.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what IT projects (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies is undertaking; and what the most recent estimate of (i) the cost and (ii) the completion date of each is.

Photo of Geoff Hoon Geoff Hoon Secretary of State, Department for Transport

The following tables show IT projects taking place within the Department and its agencies.

DFT Central is undertaking the following IT projects:

Project Most recent estimate of cost (£) Most recent estimate of completion date
Shared Services Programme 128,300,000 2012
ETHOS office system upgrade 2,700,000 November 2008
TRANSEC Website project 261,000 May 2009
National database for SCANNER (Surface Condition Assessment for the National Network of Roads) data 150,000 September 2009
Passenger Counts Database 2-3,000,000 June 2010
CRASH (Collision Reporting and Sharing) (1) 2010
National Travel Survey database redevelopment (2) 2010
(1) Out to tender

(2) Not yet tendered

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is undertaking the following IT projects:

Project Most recent estimate of cost (£) Most recent estimate of completion date
Driver Licence Upgrade Project 15,224,000 November 2008
Drivers Reengineering Project 107,670,000 March 2009
Ten Year Renewal 2 16,397,000 March 2010

Vehicle Operating Standards Agency (VOSA) is undertaking the following IT projects:

Project Most recent estimate of cost (£) Most recent estimate of completion date
Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Weigh In Motion Sensors 5,800,000 March 2009
MOT Enforcement Transformation 3,600,000 March 2009
Transport Office Portal 14,700,000 March 2009
3D Secure and PCI DSS 1,300,000 March 2009
Electronic Test Bookings 16,500,000 March 2009
Customer Information Services Project 1,100,000 March 2009

The Highways Agency (HA) is undertaking the following IT projects:

Project Most recent estimate of cost (£) Most recent estimate of completion date (financial year)
Integrated Asset Management System Programme 39,850,000 2017-18
Business Intelligence Service Delivery 1,900,301 2008-09
Major Projects Business Intelligence Enabling Project 1,077,000 2009-10
Network PerformanceBI Project 2,008,509 2009-10
Oracle Enhancement Project 1,230,000 2008-09
Sharing HA Records Electronically 4,978,000 2009-10
HA Pavement Management System 9,945,443 2010-11
HA Traffic Information System 4,669,460 2008-09
Traffic Information 2011+ 4,000,000 2011-12
Better Traffic Data—Incremental Improvements 550,000 2009-10
Computer Aided Facilities Management System upgrade 15,000 2008-09
Environmental Information System 1,894,433 2009-10
Evaluate the purchase of AM broadcast licences for Traffic Radio 15,000 2008-09
FOI/EIR web disclosure log 15,000 2008-09
HA Data and Information services Policy Project 14,000 2008-09
Highways Agency Information Points 1,031,000 2010-11
Laptop Encryption 90,000 2008-09
SHARE Legacy File Management 88,000 2009-10
Structures Management Information System 85,400 2009-10
TAME (Traffic Appraisal, Modelling and Economics) Traffic Counter Granularity and Telemetry Upgrade 1,650,000 2009-10
Way We Work—RedDot—SHARE Integration Project 82,000 2009-10
Video Information Highway Policy Implementation 115,000 2009-10

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is undertaking the following IT projects:

Project Most recent estimate of cost (£) Most recent estimate of completion date
Driver Certificate of Professional Competence project (includes IT elements) £36,000,000 September 2009
New Practical Test Booking System—DTCS-T £3,500,000 December 2008
Enterprise Scanning Solution £900,000 November 2008
Intranet Project 800,000-1,000,000 March 2009
ISO9001 (includes IT elements) 300,000 October 2008
Central Servers Refresh 266,000 March 2009
Central Backup (Servers) 100,000 December 2008
Area Office IT Refresh 817,000 March 2009
IT Enhancements to Driving Test Centres 863,500 December 2008
Laptop Remote Access 214,400 December 2008

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is undertaking the following IT projects:

Project Most recent estimate of cost (£) Most recent estimate of completion date (quarter, year)
Consolidated European Reporting System/Single Vessel Database 5,000,000 Q1 2010
Radio Equipment Replacement Project 5,000,000 Q3 2010
Automatic Identification System Service Provision Project 500,000 Q1 2009

The Government Car and Despatch Agency (GCDA) is undertaking the following IT project:

Project Most recent estimate of cost (£) Most recent estimate of completion date
Booking and Despatch—to implement a new operational system to support the Agency's Government Mail and Government Cars businesses 255,000 December 2008

The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) is not undertaking any IT projects.

The Department for Transport does not hold centrally collected records on IT projects, which are managed locally. The aforementioned tables therefore show available information on major projects under way within DFT Central and each of its agencies.

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