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Consultancies

Volume 170: debated on Friday 30 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security 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.

[holding answer 28 March 1990]: The estimated expenditure on management and computer consultancy contracts in the financial year 1989–90, excluding hardward and software purchases, is £42·1 million. Details of the individual contracts are given in the table.For thes financial year 1990–91, the Department has budgeted to spend £29·3 million.MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY ASSIGNMENTS

Consultancy Firm and Subject of the Assignment

  • Andersen Consulting—Contributions Unit (Agency) Project
  • Andersen Consulting—Agency Planning for the Information Technology Services Directorate (ITSD)
  • Andersen Consulting—Director of Social Security's Central Unit
  • Applied Learning—Establishment of an Open Learning Centre for ITSD
  • Arthur Allwright Associates—Departmental Purchasing and Supply Directorate (DPSD) Purchasing Consultancy
  • Arthur Young—Integrated Complementing System
  • Arthur Young—Efficiency Scrutiny of Fraud: Consultancy Support
  • BDO Binder Hamlyn—Central Accounting System Study
  • CAS Marketing Services—DPSD Purchasing Consultancy —Engagement of the new Director
  • Cavendish Tricorne—Local Pay Addition Hazard
  • Cavenish Tricorne—Local Pay Addition: Overbearing Model
  • Cavendish Tricorne—Local Pay Addition Model
  • CCTA—Departmental Information Systems Strategy: Scoping Study
  • Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte—Property Consultancy for HQ Relocation
  • Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte—Benefit Agency Implementation Team: Development of Project Timetable, Critical Path and Monitoring
  • Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte—Social Security Agency Study: Future Work
  • Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte—Senior Management Structure: Organisational Analysis and Design
  • Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte—Purchasing Information System
  • Easymove—Provision of Advice on Information Guides for Staff
  • Enator—Integrated Complementing System
  • Ernst and Young—Lone Parenthood Consultancy
  • Ernst and Young—Efficiency Scrutiny of management of the Departmental Debt: consultancy support
  • Ernst and Young—Integrated Complementing System: Management Support
  • Handley Walker—Post Office Counters: Fee negotiation
  • King's Fund College—Director of Social Security's Central Unit
  • Kinsley Lord—Social Security Policy Group Consultancy
  • Korn Ferry International—Benefits Agency Chief Executive: Consultancy to Assist Selection
  • Lloyd Northover—Corporate Image and House Style for DSS Property
  • Logica UK Ltd.—Integrated Monitoring System
  • MORI Human Resource Research—Headquarters Relocation Staff Preference Exercise
  • Modulus—Consultancy Support for the Staff Suggestions Working Party
  • Mr. D. Chislett—Review of Computer Security
  • Mr. M. Pickett—Accommodation Policy
  • Nationwide Anglia Relocation—General Relocation Services for Staff
  • P-E Inbucon—Survey of Local Authorities (Preparations for Community Charge Benefit)
  • P. A. Consulting Group—Review of the Management Formula in the Regional Organisation
  • P. A. Consulting Group—Enhancement of the MMD: BMD Data Base at the Nottingham Staff Resource Unit
  • P. A. Consulting Group—Pay Flexibilities for the Benefit Agency
  • P. A. Consulting Group—Review of Central Office Management
  • Peat Marwick McLintock—Efficiency Scrutiny of Management of the Departmental Debt—consultancy support
  • Peat Marwick McLintock—Centralised Receipts Collection System
  • Price Waterhouse—Integrated Complementing System
  • Price Waterhouse—Forecasting Social Security Expenditure
  • Price Waterhouse—Financial Planning and Control
  • Price Waterhouse—Performance Measurements for ITSA and the Contributions Unit
  • Price Waterhouse—Administrative Resource Management System
  • Price Waterhouse—Future Career Development for Staff within ITSD/ITSA
  • Professor Geoffrey Woodroofe DPSD—Purchasing Consultancy (Post Office Counters Fee—Expert Legal Advice)
  • Sema Group—Integrated Complementing System
  • Simmons Relocation Services—Advice on Relocation Package
  • The McNeil Robertson Partnership—Departmental Personnel Management Survey: Attitudes and perceptions of the service provided
  • Touche Ross—Integrated Complementing System
  • Touche Ross—Finance Information Strategy
  • Touche Ross—Administrative Resource Management System (ARMS Phase I)
  • Touche Ross—Administrative Resource Management System (ARMS Phase II)
  • Touche Ross—Benefit Agency Implementation Work, Management information Systems and Finance
  • Touche Ross—Patterns of business Study

Computer consultance assignments

  • Ace Data Systems—Efficiency Unit
  • Andersen Consulting — Operational Strategy Implementation
  • Andersen Consulting—Image Pilot Project
  • Andersen Consulting—Finance Information Strategy
  • Andersen Consulting—Training and Support Services
  • Andersen Consulting—Smartcard
  • Andersen Consulting—Executive Information System
  • BIS Applied Systems—Service Management Centre
  • C Data Services—Efficiency Unit
  • Cardline Ltd.—Capacity Management
  • CCTA—ARMS Feasibility Study
  • CCTA—National Health Service Superannuation
  • Code Recruitment Ltd.—Local Office Project
  • Computer Search Group—National Unemployment Benefit System
  • Computer Search and Selection—Service Management Centre
  • Computer People—Service Management Centre
  • Computer Management Group—Local Office Project
  • Consultancy Lecturing Services—National Unemployment Benefit System
  • D. P. Support—National Unemployment Benefit System
  • D1 Limited—National Unemployment Benefit System
  • Dr. Morris—Human Factors Job Design
  • Dr. Morris—Job Satisfaction Evaluation
  • Eosys—Family Credit Automatic Credit Distribution
  • Ewing Systems Limited—Local Office Project
  • FI Group—Local Office Project
  • Forvus—Preferred Statistics Package
  • Forvus—Family Expenditure Survey Processing System
  • Gandlake—Laser Printer Replacement Study
  • Grafton—Information Centre Prototype
  • Holly Hill Ltd—Current Year Monitoring System
  • Hoskyns—Statistical Information Centre
  • Hunterskill—Local Office Project
  • Infologistix—Capacity Management
  • Jill Jones—Efficiency Unit
  • Lancaster University—Computer Based Graphics Study
  • Level-7 Ltd—X400 Support
  • Logica—Knowledge Based System
  • Logica—Quality Assessment
  • Logitek—Personnel Management Group
  • Lorien—Pension Strategy Project
  • Lorien—National Unemployment Benefit System
  • Lorien—Service Management Centre
  • Macleod Associates—Information Centre Prototype
  • Myriad—War Pensions Management Information System
  • Nesco—Service Management Centre
  • Nesco—Capacity Management
  • Oasis—National Health Service Superannuation Scheme
  • Oracle—Current Year Monitoring System
  • PA Consulting Services—Assist Project
  • PA Consulting Services—Service Management Centre
  • PA Consulting Services—Future Processing of NHS Stats
  • Placegold Ltd—National Unemployment Benefits System
  • Price Waterhouse—Financial Information Strategy
  • Rediffusion—Computer Based Graphics
  • Riverthorn—Local Office Micro-computer Project
  • Rullion—Service Management Centre
  • Scicon—Management Information System
  • SDS—Service Management Centre
  • SDS—Data Administration
  • Sema Group—Future Processing of the Social Fund
  • Softlab—Diadem Review
  • Support Training Services—Central Training Unit Feasibility Study
  • Task Force—Service Management Centre
  • Task Force—National Unemployment Benefits System
  • Task Force—Capacity Management
  • Telecomputing PLC — National Health Service Superannuation Scheme
  • Telfast Computer Services—Data Administration
  • Telfast Computer Services—Service Management Centre
  • Telfast Computer Services—Benefits Branch
  • Ultracomp—Capacity Management
  • VNG Nationwide—Service Management Centre
  • World Systems PLC—National Unemployment Benefits System
  • WS Atkins—Quality Assurance
  • WS Atkins—Quality Situation Review
  • WS Atkins—Private Circuit Configuration