You asked

I would be grateful if you could please answer the following questions related to the software systems used by your organisation.

  1. Does your organisation use any bespoke software systems?

    If yes, please kindly complete the following questions. If no, please proceed to question 2.

    • What is the core purpose of these system/s?
    • Do these system/s integrate with your organisations financial management systems?
    • Do these system/s enable e-payments, online payments or BACS transactions?
    • Which company/companies are you contracted to for each bespoke software system?
    • What is the total value of each of these contracts over their respective terms?
    • When does the current contract term for these system/s expire?
    • Who are the technical and procurement leads for these system/s and their contact details?
  2. Is your organisation in the process of exploring the scope or planning the procurement of a bespoke software system or an off-the-shelf commercially branded software system which you envisage will require bespoke development to fit your organisation’s needs?

    If yes, please kindly complete the following questions:

    • Will this system/s integrate with your organisations financial management system/s?
    • Will this system/s enable e-payments, online payments or BACS transactions?
    • Will this system/s automate processes or data currently managed by spreadsheets?
    • Will this system/s automate paper based processes?
    • Will this system/s capture large volumes of data from outside your organisation?
    • When is the prospective go-live date for such system/s?
    • What is the estimated budget for such system/s over the intended contractual period (rough order of magnitude)?
    • Who will be the technical and procurement lead for these project/s?

We said

I would be grateful if you could please answer the following questions related to the software systems used by your organisation.

  1. Does your organisation use any bespoke software systems?

    What is the core purpose of these system/s?

    We create our own bespoke systems which we use to perform a variety of statistical collection, manipulation and computation of data and statistics, dissemination and publication of statistics.

    Do these system/s integrate with your organisations financial management systems? No

    Do these system/s enable e-payments, online payments or BACS transactions? No

    Which company/companies are you contracted to for each bespoke software system?

    We have a large number of bespoke software systems, however we do not have specific companies working under contract to deliver these bespoke systems. Our Procurement Unit have contracts with a number of suppliers, but these suppliers are not allocated to deliver specific projects. Their skills are made available to a variety of software delivery projects across the organisation.

    What is the total value of each of these contracts over their respective terms? N/A

    When does the current contract term for these system/s expire? N/A

    Who are the technical and procurement leads for these system/s and their contact details?

    All procurement is done through our Procurement unit. They can be contacted using the following email address: pu.projects@ons.gsi.gov.uk

  2. Is your organisation in the process of exploring the scope or planning the procurement of a bespoke software system or an off-the-shelf commercially branded software system which you envisage will require bespoke development to fit your organisation’s needs?

    We have no current plans to procure bespoke software systems or off-the-shelf commercially branded software systems.