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Old 14-12-2018, 09:06   #1
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Army's £113m recruitment website 'was 52 months late'

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An Army recruitment drive has faced "significant problems" - including a website that cost three times its budget and was 52 months late, a National Audit Office report has found.

Outsourcing giant Capita was awarded the £495m contract for Army recruitment in 2012 - but has failed to hit soldier recruitment targets every year since.

Capita admitted it had "underestimated the complexity" of the project.

The Army said it had "put in place a plan to address the challenges".

The NAO found the initial delay to the £113m website was caused by the Ministry of Defence, which failed to meet its contractual obligations to provide the IT infrastructure to host Capita's recruitment software.
Also why do we keep using Capita when they have proven to be unreliable in the past?
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Re: Army's £113m recruitment website 'was 52 months late'

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Also why do we keep using Capita when they have proven to be unreliable in the past?
Because politicians have a obsession in this country that outsourcing will keep costs down and work out much cheaper but as we know there has been a plethora of outsourcing contracts these past few years that have cost considerably more then they were supposed to.
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Re: Army's £113m recruitment website 'was 52 months late'

Capita suck in money, then don't do the work on time or within budget.
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Re: Army's £113m recruitment website 'was 52 months late'

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Capita suck in money, then don't do the work on time or within budget.
For Capita think Interserve and then there is Carillion where the government completely ignored warnings about Carillion's perilous ongoing financial position.
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MOD / Project / over budget.


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