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Government Major Projects data for the Foreign and Commonwealth OfficeForeign Office data for Quarter 2 2012-13

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Project name JAKARTA: New Embassy TEL AVIV: Embassy Upgrade UKERP Echo Prism and Firecrest Re-procurement Programme ABUJA: New Office and Residence
MPA RAG rating (A Delivery Confidence Assessment of the project at a fixed point in time, using a five-point scale, Red – Amber/Red – Amber – Amber/Green – Green; definitions in the MPA Annual Report) Amber/Green Green Amber Amber/Green Amber Amber
Description / aims This project is for the construction of a new Embassy on a greenfield site in Jakarta. Following a review, the current facility has been identified as being inappropriate for our needs and a new site was acquired in 2009. This project is to upgrade the structure of the Embassy offices in Tel Aviv to give an increase in the protection against seismic activity and to reconfigure the offices internally to achieve a more efficient and open plan layout. To renew the mechanical and electrical systems with energy efficient characteristics including a new centralised air handling system with a heat recovery system. To relocate the currently outhoused Consular / Visa section within the Embassy. The FCO intends to maximise the efficiency of its London estate by consolidating its core activities into the Main Building on King Charles Street (KCS). This will support the wider Cabinet Office strategy of consolidating the HMG Estate in Central London. It will free up the Old Admiralty Building (OAB) freehold for other Government Department use. There are significant savings for the FCO on operating costs and for the wider Government on lease rentals. This UK Estates Reform (UKER) project is a catalyst to provide a more modern working environment for FCO staff, to help deliver Diplomatic Excellence, to embed flexible working, and to drive efficiency across the FCO. Echo is a new global network for voice and data services currently delivered through the FCO Telecommunications Network (FTN) to FCO Overseas Posts. It will also replace the Managed Telephony Service (MTS) delivered to FCO sites across the UK. The Echo Programme will make a substantial contribution to delivering the FCO’s ICT Strategy and, in turn, support Diplomatic Excellence which is the FCO’s reform and modernisation programme. To renew the contracts for the following business critical ICT services: • Prism : FCO's Oracle based enterprise resource and financial planning (ERP) contract with Cap-Gemini. • Firecrest: FCO's Microsoft based desktop infrastructure and management contract with Hewlett Packard. and procure a new ICT Management service • SMI : FCO's new Service Management Integration contract To provide fit for purpose and secure offices for the British High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria. The existing Chancery and unclassified offices are located in split locations, both of which are rented and were opened in 1991 as a 'temporary' solution. Abuja has firmly become established as the administrative capital of Nigeria and it has been the FCO's intention for some time to have offices that are fit for purpose for the next thirty years, that comply with current FCO security standards and provide an effective platform for a wide cross-section of UK government departments.
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