§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what information technology consultants his Department has employed, for what purpose and at what total cost for each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Redwood
Details of the information technology consultants employed in financial years 1992–93 and 1993–94 are given in the following table. Information for previous years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.584W
CONSULTANCIES 1992–93 AND TASK
JBA International PLCTo undertake a sizing analysis of the Department's financial systems.
The Government Centre for Information Systems (CCTA)To undertaké a Post Implementation Review of the Department's computerised financial systems.
AxsisWelsh Office Communications study: Part 1.
DBI AssociatesTo produce an Information Systems Strategy for the Welsh Office Education Department.
NCC ConsultancyTo review the Document logging and diary facilities in the Ministerial private office.
KPMG Management ConsultingTo undertake a study into the future of the In-House Bureau mainframe system.
Computer Management ConsultantsStudy into the Department's future Office automation requirements.
AxsisWelsh office Communications study: Part 2.
Admiral Management ServicesTo undertake a review of security on the Department's computerised finance systems.
IPLTo undertake a Post Implementation Review of the Transport and Highways payment monitoring system.
Praxis PLCTo undertake a feasibility study regarding the development of a central information database for Her Majesty's School Inspectors in Wales.
Praxis PLCTo prepare a Project Initiation Document and Operational Requirement for an information database for Her Majesty's School Inspectors in Wales.
DMSTo prepare functional specification for a Management Informations System for the Department's Publicity Unit.
Sofia and Company LimitedPublicity Unit Management Information System development.
Software PersonnelAnalysis of Software migration on Department's finance systems.
SPS LimitedAnalysis of requirement—Agent Authority Audit Trail.
Computacenter LimitedInstallation support, IT equipment and software.The total cost of IT consultancies in 1992–1993 was £357,822.
Consultancies 1993–94 and Task
Safetynet PLCTo advise on the upgrade of the computer suite housing the Department's financial systems.
The Government Centre for Information Systems (CCTA)To undertake a Post Implementation Review of the Department's Personnel Management system.
Computacenter Ltd585WComputer network software support.
JBA International LtdTime Recording System for Department's Legal Branch.
Software PersonnelEnhancements to Department's Finance Systems.
Software PersonnelAnalysis and programming in relation to a software upgrade for the Department's Finance Systems.
AXSISOffice Automation study.
Sofia and Company LtdPublicity Unit, Management Information System.
ICLDRS 6000 sizing exercise.
KOALA PublishingSchedule of Ancient Monuments records.
The Government Centre for Information Systems (CCTA)Operational Requirement for Central database, Office of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools (Wales).
EASAMS LtdOperational Requirement, Urban Affairs computer system.
Software PersonnelGrants and Subsidy payments system.
AXSISComputer Security and Support review.
Computacenter LtdInstallation support for PCs, Peripherals and software.
BIS Applied Systems LtdTo evaluate the need for a computerised record of manufacturing plants in Wales.
Ernst and YoungTo advise on end of financial year procedures in relation to the Department's financial systems.
Consultancies 1992–93 and Task
Price WaterhouseTo undertake a scoping study for the Market Test of Welsh office Information Technology services.
Gower Business SystemsTo undertake a study of the possible uses of Desk Top Publishing.
Mouncey & PartnersTo advise on the implementation of computer systems in Valuation Tribunal Offices.
MVA SystematicaTo advise on the migration of the Department's Road Accident System from the In-House Bureau mainframe computer.
Easams Ltd.586WTo undertake a scoping study for the Valuation Tribunal integrated appeals system.
The total cost of information technology consultancies in 1993–94 was £608,550.