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Consultancy Contracts

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Prime Minister if she will list each management or computer consultancy contract awarded by the Cabinet Office in 1987, giving in each case the name of the consultancy firm and the subject of the assignment.

The management and computer consultancy contracts awarded by the Cabinet Office, in the calendar year 1987, are as follows:

FirmAssignment
BGM ConsultantsIdentification of core skills in clerical grades
Diane Bailey AssociatesPreparation of a Stress Management Training Pack
ITS LtdGuide to conducting Training Reviews
Systems Concepts LtdTraining Information Communications Study—Feasibility Study
John ChildsTraining Information Communications Study—Customer needs survey

Firm

Assignment

Anne Hughes HalletResearch on undergraduate attitudes to a career in HM Tax Inspectorate
B. O'ConnorSelection procedure design (engineer recruitment)
National Foundation for Educational ResearchAptitude test analysis
PE Consulting ServicesStudy into future development of the Civil Service College Administrative Computer System
Centre for Training and Evaluation StudiesEvaluation of the self instruction training package for the new staff appraisal system
Richard WilliamsEqual Opportunities monitoring project
Business Research UnitEvaluation of staff attitudes to the new staff appraisal system
Crow AssociatesResearch on computers in personnel management
Keith RobertsonConsultancy for the 'Managing Absence' project
Diane Bailey AssociatesSurvey on presentation of Occupational Welfare Service to management and staff in the Civil Service
Institute of Manpower StudiesAdvice on manpower planning and computers in personnel
John RowleyProduction of guidelines for managers and trade unionists on job satisfaction projects and a summary of the guidelines for staff
W. O'KeefeStudy of purchasing and stores activities (Cabinet Office)
Hay Management ConsultantsA study of the feasibility of short service assignments in the Science Group
Purchasing Index (UK) Ltd1Development of the Central Unit on Purchasing database
Frank Griffiths Associates1Advice in connection with the Institute of Civil Engineers review of conditions of contract
R W White1Review of arrangements for Purchasing and Supply function in Government

Name of firm

Assignment

CMG Information Systems:Development of a new Administrative Computer System for Her Majesty's Inspectorate.
CCTA:Education Information study.
Research Services Limited:Undergraduate income and expenditure survey.
Coopers and Lybrand:Advice on financial delegation to schools.
Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co:Review of the preparation and production of inspection reports.
Spicer and Pegler Associates:Review of accounting procedures at one of the Department's grant-aided bodies.
Deloitte Haskins and Sells:Financial management advice and assistance to the University Grants Committee.
Deloitte Haskins and Sells:Review of audit controls over teachers' pensions (payments and contributions).
Loughborough Consultants Limited:Analysis of universities' responses to the Jarratt report.
BIS Applied Systems Limited:Office Systems Strategy-telecommunications study.

Firm

Assignment

E R Farnbridge and C Evans1Review of Supply and Service Agreements between departments and the Central Purchasing Agencies
DF Collins1Advice on Written Guidance

1 Costs for these studies were shared with other Government Departments.