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Borders: Personal Records

Home Department written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to (a) re-tender and (b) award the lead IT contract for the e-Borders programme.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

The UK Border Agency has commenced work for a competitive procurement for the longer term border system known as Border System Procurement (BSP) to acquire a service provider to take overall responsibility for future border system applications, incorporating the existing platforms.

Early engagement with the supplier community prior to the issue of a Prior Information Notice (PIN) is being undertaken now to test that the procurement scope and approach is viable and will attract strong proposals.

An initial Prior Information Notice (PIN) is due to be issued in late 2012 and it is anticipated that the formal procurement process will be initiated via the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) in mid to late 2013. The new service provider is due to be appointed in 2014.

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