Start date: 3 July 2013
End date: 15 October 2013
The OFT launched a Call for Information (CFI) into the supply of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to the public sector on 3 July 2013. The aim of the CFI was to understand more clearly the ICT products and services involved, who supplies them, the structure and operation of these important markets and the degree of competition between suppliers.
The OFT has published a summary report of its findings from the CFI (pdf 418kb). Responses to the CFI highlighted a number of concerns, most notably:
The OFT has decided that such issues merit further analysis. Accordingly we have launched a market study in order to examine whether competition in this sector could work better and the reasons why it may not be working as well as it could.
In looking at the supply of ICT to the public sector, the OFT will examine two key areas of the ICT sector where issues raised in response to the CFI appear to be present and which between them make up around half of UK public sector ICT expenditure. These are:
For further information, see our market study page.
Team Leader: Susan Oxley (020 7211 8265 email@example.com)
Project Director: Tony Donaldson (020 7211 8784 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Senior Responsible Officer: Nisha Arora (020 7211 8853 email@example.com)
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