Magazine article Public Finance

Poor Planning by NI Finance Department Led to Extra Cost

Magazine article Public Finance

Poor Planning by NI Finance Department Led to Extra Cost

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Poor planning delayed three major projects within the £3bn Northern Ireland civil service reform programme and led to extra costs, according to the Assembly's public accounts committee.

Paul Maskey, chair of the PAC, said: 'There is an enormous challenge ahead for the Department of Finance and Personnel to complete the implementation phases of the various reform agenda projects and to move to successful operation. In the committees view, the department's capacity to do this is still unproven.'

In its interim report, the committee said problems with specification and procurement could have been avoided.

The projects affected were: Account NI, which centralised transaction processing through a shared service centre; HR Connect, aimed at providing personnel services from a shared service centre; and Network NI, a network service for voice, video and data communication connecting all government offices.

Another project, Workplace 2010 - intended to sell and lease back civil service accommodation - was suspended when the two shortlisted bidders, Trillium and Telereal, entered merger negotiations. …

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