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Treasury ICT Business Cases
Criteria: Low – Medium Risk Projects with an Estimated
Total Cost at least equal to $250K and less than $1M
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HOW TO USE THIS TEMPLATE:
The template is designed to prompt and help in the creation of a business case for
submission to Treasury.
This Guide (and the Business Case Templates are set out in a hierarchy of headings. The
format of the headings will indicate where you are in the hierarchy.
When should a Business Case be submitted to Treasury?
The requirement for when a business case is to be prepared and submitted to Treasury is
stated in Treasury Policy and Guidelines Paper TPP 06-010 In summary, business cases
are required for all ICT investment proposals, including asset replacement, software
upgrades and projects, irrespective of the source of funds or the method of financing (owned
or leased). Business cases are required to be prepared fro any project with an ETC greater
than $250K irrespective of whether the proposed investment is to be self-funded or Budget
funded, and to specific projects intended to be funded from a capital program with an
approved global budget.
This template is to be used for low to medium risk projects or other investment proposals as
defined above, with a total estimated project cost of at least $1M and less than $5M.
In some cases, it may not be necessary to provide information for every heading. Only
complete the sections that you think apply. If you think that the same information has been
asked for twice, cross reference where you have already provided that information in the
business case. If in doubt, consult your Treasury analyst. Provide as concise a description
as possible. The level of detail needs to be enough to enable Treasury and Gateway
assessment and to monitor progress over the life of the project. Information t