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Consultancy Contracts

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list each management or computer consultancy contract awarded by his Department in 1987, giving in each case the name of the consultancy firm and the subject of the assignment.

Comprehensive records of all contracts with consultancy firms are not held centrally. It would be disproportionately expensive to collect all the information required. The following list identifies those management and computing consultancies which began in 1987 and are valued at £10,000 or more.

FirmSubject of Assignment
CACI Inc. InternationalNIS-TR121A and TR529 forms—Computerisation
Files and PQs databases—Mi,nor Modification
HMIS Development
DDS—Maintenance and Support Lands Management System
Central Computer ServiceStudy of Highway Data needs in London
DE Barnard Systems Ltd.NIS Quality Assurance—Technical Review
HM SystemsFurther computerisation of Transport and Road Research Laboratory— administrative support services
Howard Humphries and PartnersMaintenance and Support of DEFLEC and CHART—road condition survey material
Structures Database Maintenance Contract
Bridges Database Phase 2 Merging and Standardising Databases
JMP Consultants LtdSupply and Maintenance of RMMS DCD software—road maintenance management material
Learmonth Burchett Management SystemsNIS Central Consultancy
Logsys Ltd.3rd Party Claims Database Phase 1 Highways Inquiries Database Phase 1 and 2
Matt HallIndustrial Bonus Scheme
Matt HallVehicle Examiners in Testing Stations
MVA SystematicaCoding of COBA 10—cost benefit analysis system
Peat Marwick McLintockLogical Design for RMMS
PE ConsultantsProvision of independent means of assessing/validating manpower levels (in AA and AO grade) in Drivers Division
Perth CrestWinter Fleet Maintenance
S. G. BissonBridges database Report Generator Pace Data Load
SIANISR/CHART Interface Contract
NIS—Graphical Presentation Utility
NISR and Accidents Maintenance Contract
GPU Maintenance
Savoy Software Science Ltd.Support and Development of RMMS —Two Counties Study
Total VideoNIS—Video Copying
Touche RossIFCOS—Stage One
Transportation Planning AssociatesMaintenance of OSCADY
Wootton JeffriesROTAN 2—Annual average day flow of traffic calculations for census work.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what was the total amount spent by his Department in 1987 on management and computer consultancy contracts, excluding hardware and software purchases.

[holding answer 29 March 1988]: The total amount spent by the Department in 1987 on management and computer consultancy contracts, excluding hardware and software purchases, was £2·3 million.