Rethinking IT and shared services procurement

Knowledge Transfer

25 February 2010
Chair: Professor Leslie Willcocks, LSE

  • Professor Helen Margetts, Oxford Internet Institute
  • Dr Mark Thompson, Judge Business School, Cambridge University
  • Ruth Ormsby, Department of Health


The Conservatives have recently proposed moving to systems of procuring major IT projects that are more modular and operate within relatively restrictive ceilings (no contract more than £100 million, for instance). Widespread opportunities exist for public agencies to extract better value by moving from tailor-made or 'a la carte' systems to more modular and standardized systems.