On Monday 12 October we were thrilled to bring to you a market engagement event hosted by HMRC, who wanted to use the opportunity to engage with industry on its strategy and plans for the Technology Sourcing Programme (TSP). The TSP is a multi-year programme of work intended to deliver a step change in how HMRC delivers IT and works with its IT suppliers to procure and utilise technology.
The aim of the event was to enable HMRC's requirement in breaking down and addressing £900m worth of its IT spend, the TSP will support this through the development and implementation of an industry-leading technology target supply chain model, establish partnerships with suppliers to deliver innovation, enable the ability to address technical debt, reduce risk in HMRC's estate, improve cost effectiveness, provide flexibility and protect live services.
techUK is delighted to be supporting HMRC with industry engagement for the programme.
Daljit Rehal, the new CDIO for HMRC kicked off the event, highlighting some of the digital successes HMRC has seen over the last few years as one of the UK’s most digital organisations. They are at the forefront of adopting cloud technology at scale and are now in a position to look at tackling their legacy. The TSP will address HMRC's entire IT run and change spend of £900m/annum and represents a major opportunity within the Public Sector IT transformation space.
Attendees heard a programme overview, about HMRC’s digital strategy, their commercial approach and what is in the pipeline. HMRC acknowledge that they need to take advantage of the latest innovations and exploit what technology can offer to continue with their digital transformation; they want to work with a whole spectrum of suppliers from SMEs to large companies to help them modernise and become a more holistic digital platform for the UK.
Next steps following the event include attendees providing feedback on the TSP, and HMRC will continue to engage with the market on specific procurement packages as they arise over the coming months.