UK Liberty

BSkyB is suing EDS

Posted in ID Cards by ukliberty on October 25, 2007

The Financial Times:

The broadcaster BSkyB yesterday accused EDS, the US IT outsourcing company, of making a “deliberate, cynical and dishonest” sales pitch for a multi-million-pound contract to build a customer service system.

In one of the largest commercial cases seen in London’s technology and construction court, BSkyB is suing for £709m in damages, claiming EDS failed to comply with contractual obligations undertaken in2000, and that its subsequent performance was “woeful”.

The scale of the claim – which alleges deceit, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract by EDS – contrasts sharply with the value of the original contract, which was £48m. The contract also included a £30m liability cap, but this is overridden because of the allegations of deceit. …

It is also involved in the tax credit scandal.

What relevance does this have to this blog?

EDS is a major supplier to the Government, and it’s one of the eight suppliers to get through the first stage of the Identity Card Scheme procurement process.

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