§ Mr. Tim Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total amount spent by his Department in 1989 on management and computer consultancy contracts, excluding hardware and software purchases; if he will list each management or computer consultancy contract awarded by his Department in 1989, giving in each case the name of the consultancy firm and the subject of the assignment; and what is the total amount that his Department has budgeted to spend in the current year.467W
§ Mr. Eggar
[holding answer 28 March 1990]: I estimate that the total expenditure by my Department (excluding the Training Agency) in the financial year 1989–90 on management and computer consultancy contracts, excluding hardware and software purchases, will be £3.1 million. The budget for the financial year 1990–91 is £5.0 million.
The following firms were awarded consultancy contracts by the Department of Employment, excluding the Training Agency, during the financial year 1989–90:
Firm and subject of assignmentAlgis Consultants—Service excellence in personnel workArthur Anderson—Optical Technology. Planning for NUBS2.Anderson Limited—BRPS2 Development.Asset Technology plc—Customisation of optical character recognition interface.D. E. Barnard Systems Limited—Implications of change study. Computer risk analysis review.BIS Applied Systems Limited—Quality assurance on communications project. Communications requirements study. Communications security review. Communications study for relocation project.British Research Market Bureau—Multi-functioning clients survey.Business Intelligence Limited—Single Terminal Access Project.Carrington Computer Consultants Limited—Specialist software advice.Civil Service College—Analysis of trend in data from Labour Force Survey.Coopers and Lybrand—Advice on procurement of replacement personnel records system.Crow Associates—Improving communications.Datasolve—Small systems development.DBI Associates—System testing planning for NUBS2 Project Support and Technical Assurance. Single Terminal Access Project Evaluation and Development of NUBS2 Project Management System.Denham Nash Limited—Staff Attitude Survey analysis.Duhig Berry—PROMPT Training.EECS and Partners—Energy Efficiency and Maintenance.Eosys—Single Terminal Access Project.Falkman Communications Limited—Examination of ES internal communications.Frere Cholmely—Solicitors Service for Pilot Scheme.Full Employment UK—Consultations with the over 50s.HUSAT—Human involvement in computer technology.Instruction Set—Network Study Evaluation.Interact—Advice on office systems.James Lang Wooton—Advice on running Estate Surveying Pilot Scheme.Kinsley Lord—Performance Information Project.468WLearmonth and Burchett Systems plc—Support on minicomputer Management replacement system. Scoping Study for PROMPT3. Implementation of PROMPT3.Lloyd Northover—Design Guide Corporate.National Computing Centre Limited—Critical systems training consultancy.Nexus Connection—LAN trials.NML Presentations Limited—ES Agency Launch.OPC—Work on Employers Census.PA Consulting Group—Evaluation of office automation pilot. Information systems strategy. Review of GPU needs on relocation. Single Terminal Access Project. Data Management/IT Strategy.Pergamon Infotech—Prototype guides for NUBS2. Small systems development.Rogers Chapman—Estate Surveying Pilot Scheme (London & SE Region).Rosalie Silverstone—Evaluation of reconnaisance visits.Sapphire—Small systems development.SBS Alveus—BRPS1 Development.SCPR—Evaluation of Restart. Evaluation of Jobstart. Restart Cohort Study.Softlab Limited—IT security study.Software Sciences—Small systems development.Sphynx—Small systems development.Support and Training Services Limited—Testing workshop support.Timberlake Clarke Limited—Data Envelope Analysis in the ES.Touche Ross—Advice on forecasting workloads in Central Pay Office Computer management.Yale Data Computer Consultants—Extraction package study on statistical system. Facilities management study. Small systems development.