HM Revenue and Customs is set to connect 27 offices around the country with a managed wide-area network, it has emerged.
The tax agency signed a two-year deal that came into effect on 1 July, newly published transparency data reveals. The contract, which is worth £2.25m, was awarded to hSo, a company specialising in cloud, networks, and telecoms technology.
The deal was awarded through the £5bn Network Services 2 framework that launched a year ago.
The department is currently about halfway through a 10-year programme of transformation that includes plans to bring the vast majority of staff together across 13 regional hubs around the country – compared with a previous total of 170 separate locations.
Founded 20 years ago, hSo is based in east London. Its most recently available accounts, for the year to 31 March 2019, show a pre-tax profit of £26,000 on turnover of £11m.
Sam Trendall is editor of CSW’s sister title Public Technology, where a version of this story first appeared