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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 the Environment if he will list each management or computer consultancy contract awarded by the Property Services Agency in 1987, giving in each case the name of the consultancy firm and the subject of the assignment.

Management consultancy contracts

Firm

Subject of Assignment

Management Consultancy

Mr. I. J. MillerRe-write of Clerk of Works Handbook
Arthur YoungTo examine procedural and training implications of move to cost recovery and untying of major project services for civil clients
Mr. P. HydeDevelopment of a methodology tor addressing the management of change when moving to cost recovery and untying of major project services for civil clients
UIS LtdTo provide assistance for audit of the Civil Estate Record Information System
Coopers and Lybrand Associates LtdAssistance to the IT Committee and the Project Services Project Board
Mr. D. BoylanEfficiency Scrutiny of Project Management
Mr. J. B. G. QuinlanTo consider the findings of the special audit of London District Works Offices and make recommendations
Mr. C. F. GriffinTo consider the findings of the special audit of London District Works offices and make recommendations

Computer Consultancy

Software Sciences Ltd.Conversion to new computer operating system
International Computers Ltd.Specialist support for accounting (LAFIS) software package
Rapid-Gen System LtdTechnical advice on use of specialist software
International Computers Ltd.Enhancement/development of new accounting systems
Telfast Computer Services (London) Ltd.Enhancement/development of new accounting systems
Primary Systems Ltd.Techincal support for PRIME computer hardware
Surrey UniversityInvestigation into Construction Project Management System
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd.Development of Construction Project Management System
W S Atkins Management ConsultantsProject Management support for IT Strategy
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd.Development of Measured Term Contract Ordering System
PA Computers and Telecomms Ltd.Advice on procurement of PSA's distributed computer infrastructure for IT Strategy
PA Computers and Telecomms Ltd.Advice on development of software for IT Strategy
PA Computers and Telecomms Ltd.Study of PSA's finance and accounting functions to identify information systems needs
Scicon Ltd.Support for systems analysis methodology
Peat Marwick McLintockStudy for computer aided design
Metron Technology Ltd.Computer capacity planning study
B S Oldacres Computers Ltd.Pilot study-extraction of data from computer aided design system
Dialatron Business Systems Ltd.Support for installation of text processing systems
PA Computers and Telecomms Ltd.Corporate Information Requirements
International Computers Ltd.Support for computer communications
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd.Software support

Firm

Subject of Assignment

International Computers Ltd.Software support
Spicer and Peglar AssociatesSupport for specialist software
Metascybe Systems Ltd.Feasibility Study for financial control computer system.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment 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.

Central records are collected annually after the end of the financial year. The latest available returns therefore cover 1986-87.The contracts awarded to management or computing consultants by the Department of the Environment in the financial year 1986-87 were as follows:

Management consultancy contracts
FirmSubject of Assignment
DOE (Central)
CACI Ltd.1984 Labour Force Estimates
Coopers and LybrandStudy of Accounting Framework
Coopers and LybrandTeesside UDC—headed consortium for Inter-Disciplinary Study
Coopers and LybrandBusiness Plan for Thamesmead Town
Dames and Moore InternationalHazard Assessment of Landfill Operations
Deloitte Haskins and SellsAdvice on Implementation of New Financial Regimes for New Towns
Digital (DEC)Installation of Software
Ecotec Research and Consulting Ltd.Black County UDC—headed consortium for Inter-Disciplinary Study
Ecotec Research and Consulting Ltd.Assessment of Demand for Geographic Information in the Private Sector
Frazer Williams (London) Ltd.Training Division Administrative Computing System
Imbucon/Landuse ConsultantsHyde Park Study
I.T.R.U.Training Needs Analysis
Landuse ConsultantsAdvice on Spoil Disposal
Landuse ConsultantsHampton Court Palace—Restoration of Lime Avenue
Landuse ConsultantsRichmond Park Tree Planting Scheme
McDonnell Douglas Information Systems Ltd.Additional Support AB Application Software
MSL InternationalHeadhunters—UDC Chief Executives
MUA SystemicaMigration Component of the Official Sub-National Population for Projection
Negus and NegusTower of London Signs Survey
PactelCapacity Planning for Romney House Computer Bureau
Peter PeregrinusProcessing information for ENRIP/ERIB database
Pinpoint AnalysisLocal Authority Planning Performance and Land-use Change Statistics
Price WaterhouseManagement Training at RTCC
Price WaterhouseTraining in Presentational Skills and Dealing with the Media
Price WaterhouseTyne and Wear UDC—headed consortium for Inter-Disciplinary Study
Roger Tym and PartnersEvaluation of Derelict Land Grand Systems
Roger Tym and PartnersTrafford Park UDC—headed consortium for Inter-Disciplinary Study
Russell Reynolds and AssociatesHeadhunters—SW Water Authority Chairmanship
SchlackmansRoyal Palaces Market Research

Firm

Subject of Assignment

SchlackmansTower of London Market Research 'Open to View/English Heritage' Tickets
Spicer and Pegler AssociatesManagement Information System at BES
Stallard and Co.Legal advice to Thamesmead on Transfer of Thamesmead from LRB