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GDS awards new contracts for One Login programme

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The Government Digital Service (GDS) has published notices of a new trio of contracts worth a total of £24 million for work on the One Login programme.

The move marks an extension of work on the programme to develop a single sign-on for online government services, for which there has been a series of contracts since it was launched in 2021.

All three of the newly published notices are retrospective to differing degrees.

There has been a consolidation of the role of Deloitte, with agreements for work as a mobile app delivery partner and capability delivery partner.

The notice for the mobile app contract with Deloitte states that it came into force in February to run for two years at a value of £5 million. This follows the conclusion of work from an award that went public in February of last year and was set to run for two years at £4.8 million. 

The company’s capability delivery contract began in December of last year and will run until December 2024. Similarly it is said to have met its objective under an earlier contract in this field.

Reducing risk

PA Consulting’s agreement as a capability delivery partner also came into force in December to run for two years with a value of £9.5 million. This is providing additional capabilities and is aimed at reducing the risk of relying on a single supplier.

Other contracts have been agreed over the past year with 6 Point 6 for architecture services and Experian to provide a cloud software solution to provide knowledge based verification questions to users.

It is understood that a number of government services are now using a beta version of One Login following its first adoption by the Disclosure and Barring Service last year,  although no details are currently available.



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