Published date: 25 September 2020

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 9 October 2020

Contract summary


  • Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages - 30000000

  • Networks - 32400000

  • Telecommunications equipment and supplies - 32500000

    • Software package and information systems - 48000000

    • Repair, maintenance and associated services related to personal computers, office equipment, telecommunications and audio-visual equipment - 50300000

    • Installation services of communications equipment - 51300000

    • Installation services of computers and office equipment - 51600000

    • Telecommunications services - 64200000

    • Tax consultancy services - 79221000

    • Business and management consultancy and related services - 79400000

    • Office-support services - 79500000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Procurement reference


Published date

25 September 2020

Closing date

9 October 2020

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The purpose of this Prior Information Notice is to alert interested parties that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will
be holding a market engagement event on Monday 12th October 2020 to enable its requirement in breaking down and
addressing £900m worth of its IT spend; this will be through the Technology Sourcing Programme (TSP). TSP aims to
deliver a step change in how HMRC delivers IT, works with IT suppliers to procure and utilise technology and how we
work more broadly as an organisation. At this event, HMRC will describe its strategy and plans for TSP.
HMRC collects over £600bn tax annually to fund vital public services. HMRC's ambition is to be one of the most
digitally advanced tax authorities in the world and technology is at the heart of its transformation.
The Technology Sourcing Programme (TSP) will aim to 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 our estate, improve cost effectiveness, provide flexibility and protect live services. The Programme 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.
Suppliers are invited to an online presentation by TSP on Monday 12th October to hear further about HMRC's vision, strategy and future sourcing plans. The event time is 14:00 - 16:00 and suppliers are asked to dial in by 13:45 to allow a prompt start.
Suppliers wishing to attend the Supplier Day can register, preferably via an RFi event on the HMRC/SAP Ariba portal,
as per the 'Attachments, Additional Text' section of this notice. This will provide a link to the techUK registration and additional TSP information. Alternatively, suppliers can register directly with techUK using the link in the 'Attachments, Additional Text' section of this notice. Suppliers must register for the Supplier Day no later than 12:00 on the 9th October 2020.

More information

Additional text

To facilitate market engagement activity, an RFi event has been set up on the HMRC eSourcing portal to provide
additional information about the TSP programme, supplier day and a messaging functionality to request and receive
information. Not registering for the RFi event will not preclude Suppliers from expressing an interest in future
procurements, as there will be a further opportunity to register later.
HMRC use an HMRC version of SAP Ariba Sourcing. Suppliers using HMRC's Ariba for the first time will need to
register at As part of the registration process you
will receive an email. Once you have obtained your account ID (AN) number, please email with the following information:
Contract title and Reference (Technology Sourcing Programme SR491855355)
Your organisation's HMRC SAP Ariba account ID
Your organisation name
Your name
Your email address
Your telephone number
Alternatively, you can register for the Supplier Day direct on the techUK website -

About the buyer

Contact name

Liam Osborn


Customs House Annexe,20 Lower Thames Street


Closing date: 9 October 2020