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Computer Consultancies

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list all the computer consultancies employed by his Department and agencies, since November 1991, the tasks for which they were engaged, and the total cost to his Department.

The Employment Department group has employed a total of 299 computer consultancies involving 106 companies since November 1991, a list of these is given at annex A. The tasks for which they were engaged are listed in annex B. The total cost of these consultancies to the Department amounts to:

£
Employment Department Head Quarters (EDHQ)4,197,139
Employment Service (ES)5,530,503
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)655,824
Total10,383,466
Annex A
Employment department group List of computer consultancies since November 1991
Number of contracts
CompanyED HQESHSE
451 Computer Services1
ACT Logsys331
Admiral Management Services31
Amtec12
Andersons4
Ansley Gutherie1
Arena Resources7
Ashberry2
ASK Ingres2
Atlantic4
BIS Information Systems Ltd.11
Bull HN Information Systems Ltd.1
C. Newton Associates1
CAS1
CCC1
Class1
Compel Systems Ltd.2
Computer Associates2
Computer People2
Computer Search and Select2
Comtex UK Ltd.1
Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte23
CPI5
CSS Trident3
Data Sciences1
Dataflex1
DBI Associates511
Derengrove1—.
Digital Equipment Co. Ltd.42
Disc Europe1
E. Bingham2
Easams41
EFD Total System Consultants1
Elan1
Emslie Phelps2

Number of contracts

Company

ED HQ

ES

HSE

Ernst and Young162
Executor11
FI Kernal2
Franklin1
Future Dimension4
Hewlett Packard Ltd1
HI-BROW1
Hoskyns Group322
Human Factors Consultancy1
Hunterskill Limited4
ICL11
Ingres21
ISM3
Keisley Harris1
Kermon1
Kernal Technology2
Kinesis3
Inference (Europe)4
IQ Software1
LA International1
IBMS1
Logica3
London HCI1
Look Systems1
Lorien43
M Brookes1
Marcol2
Michael Gore1
MSW3
Myriad4
Novatek Limited1
Olivetti1
Oracle13
PA Consulting36
Pactum1
PE International7
Perfect Recall2
Portfolio Systems Ltd1
Price Waterhouse14
Prospective Technica11
Puretrans1
Quadraton13
Quality Projects2
Quando1
RCMS1
South Yorks SAT Systems1
Sapphire2
SBS2
Scientific and Business Systems8
Sema Group12
Sheffield Hallam1
SIA Langton Ltd1
Silkglade2
Software Sciences1
Span Computer Contracts2

Staffwise2
System Applied Technology1
Tailor Made Software1
Tamar Computer Services1
Task Force1
Traid2
Trainvalue1
Trident1
Unicorn Training Partnership21
UNIX System Labs1
Xentec Limited4.—
V Keehan1
VNG2
World Systems2
WS Atkins1
Yale Data16
Total1848728

Annex B

Employment Department Group List of tasks undertaken by computer consultants since November 1991

Task

ED HQ

ES

HSE

Analysis and programming

*

*

Audit

*

Contract advice

*

Data management

*

Database management/administration

*

Evaluation

*

Hardware testing

*

Help desk

*

Human computer interface

*

Infrastructure

*

IT strategy consultancy/advice

*

*

*

Market testing

*

Micro installation

*

Networking

*

Plans review

*

Procurement

*

Project management

*

*

Project review

*

Project support

*

Quality assurance analysis

*

*

Quality assurance analysis

*

Quality audit

*

Risk assessment

*

Scoping study

*

Security

*

Service level agreements

*

Service management

*

Software development

*

System analysis

*

System design/development

*

*

*

System testing

*

Technical accountancy

*

Technical authorship

*

Technical training

*

*

Telecomms

*

TPM
Unit costing

*

Voice cabling

*