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Departments: Consultants

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice if she will list the outside (a) agencies and (b) consultancies which are undertaking work commissioned by her Department; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost is of each commission. (138465)

Since the Ministry of Justice was only formed on 9 May 2007, my response refers to the former Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) and those bodies which were formerly part of the Home Office which are now part of the new Department.

DCA

(a) A framework contract exists with Kelly Services for the supply of temporary agency workers to cover administrative posts. In the financial year ending 31 March 2007, expenditure with them was £8.08 million. DCA did use other agencies, but information relating to them is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

(b) Annex 1 lists those consultancy contracts that were in place on 1 April 2007.

Office for Criminal Justice Reform (PCJR)

(a) Knight Employment Limited and Manpower are used to cover temporary administrative posts. In April 2007, expenditure with Knight Employment Limited was £30,000 and in the financial year ending 31 March 2008, expenditure with Manpower is expected to be £90,000. Information relating to the use of other agencies is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

(b) Annex 2 lists consultancy contracts in place on 1 April 2007.

National Offender Management Service (NOMS)

(a) In the financial year ending 31 March 2007, £2,298,876 was spent with employment agencies to cover temporary administrative posts. The top five employment agencies used, in terms of expenditure, were Adecco, Hays, Manpower, Reed Personnel and Brook Street.

(b) Information on current consultancy contracts is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, Annex 3 lists consultancy contracts in place from 1 February 2006 to 28 February 2007.

HM Prison Service (HMPS)

(a) In the financial year ending 31 March 2007, the following companies, together with expenditure details, were used to supply agency workers to cover temporary administrative posts:

Adecco UK Limited—£964,993

Brook Street (UK) Limited—£1.2 million

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited—£840,784

Manpower UK Limited—£279,909

Reed Employment plc—£914,190.

(b) Information on current consultancy contracts is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, Annex 4 lists consultancy contracts in place during the financial year ending 31 March 2007.

DCA consultancy expenditure as at 1 April 2007—Annex 1

Consultancy

Project

Approximate value (£)

PA Consulting

Business change management consultancy

100,000

Penna

Business change management consultancy

35,000

CMAS

Consultancy services connected with Charter Mark

46,000

IPSOS Mori

Three-year HM Courts Service customer user survey

1.08 million

PA Consulting

Business change management consultancy

972,000

John Garnett

Specialist estates advice

52,000

PA Consulting

Business change management consultancy

54,000

Parity

Public Guardianship Office customer satisfaction survey

39,000

Logica CMG

Provision of management information and business planning services to Tribunals Service

302,000

Matrix Research Consultancy

Evaluation of the dedicated Drug Court pilots.

250,000

OCJR consultancy expenditure as at 1 April 2007—Annex 2

Consultancy

Project

Approximate value (£)

PA Consulting

To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the CJS, to aid the development/management of both the business case and the change processes.

50,435

Qi Consulting

To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the CJS, to aid the development/management of both the business case and the change processes.

37,128

CapGemini

To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the CJS, to aid the development/management of both the business case and the change processes.

20,566

Matrix

To develop the minimum dataset to improve data on Race across the CJS

50,000

NOMS consultancy expenditure: February 2006 to February 2007—Annex 3

Consultant

Project

Approximate value

KPMG

Delivery of operating model to define NOMS's future organisational structure

95,000

HR Data Warehouse

Proof of Concept of development of NPD HR Data Warehouse

90,000

KPMG

Support for Performance Management Project Team

46,000

KPMG

Development of Offender Management Standards

39,150

NESCO

Revised Offender Assessment System Training arrangements

88,200

OGC

Market Readiness of Potential Suppliers for Commissioning and Contestability Unit

50,000

Vice Versa Projects

Vice Versa Projects—Provision of NOMS Roadshows

30,000

KPMG

Review of HQ Structure

346,600

NESCO

Data migration and harmonisation for C-NOMIS Project

143,000

OGC

Confidence in Delivery Assessment on C-NOMIS

25,000

KPMG

Programme Management

40,800

Bath Consultancy Group

Pathways to Reducing Re-Offending: Mapping the Services in the East of England

13,000

KPMG

Headcount Reduction Project

60,000

McKinsey

NOMS Change Programme

340,000

OGC

Compile business case for revised governance procedures

7,500

McKinsey

West of Midlands and Families of Offenders Project Specification

250,000

OGC

Consultancy support for managing multiple Refresh Workstreams

126,000

OGC

Martin Connor—to produce business case for Violent Offender and Sex Offender Register (ViSOR) Project.

16,000

DeMontfort University

Risk of Harm Guidance and Training Manual

87,420

KPMG

Development of Estates Strategy

113,200

OGC

Commercial and Operational Advisor for contestability programme

249,696

Simon Merrington

Offender Assessment System Chapter 2 review and rewrite

5,000

Concerto Consulting

Review of Commercial and Competitions Unit

59,000

KPMG

Support for the development of a new NOMS performance management system

700,000

OGC

Compile business case commissioning programme

4,314

ASE

C-NOMIS Contracts and Live Services Manager

189,900

McKinsey

NOMS Business Design

300,000

KPMG

Portfolio management support to NOMS Programme Directorate

80,000

Shepherd Consulting

Stock take of the first stage of commissioning

40,000

Dr. Nigel Young

Investigation of production of lists of prisoners for Random Mandatory Drug Testing by two new systems

1,000

McKinsey

NOMS Business Design

250,000

Hartley McMaster Ltd.

Performance planning and diagnostic data

32,000

Avril Consulting

Electronic Monitoring Team Review

37,875

PA Consulting

Electronic Data Systems—Wide Area Network Review

63,000

KPMG

Development of Operating Model for NOMS HQ

74,000

SJC Howard

To provide advice on NOMS system design and other strategic advice

16,000

PUK

To provide support for the delivery of the Commercial and Operational Assurance Project (COAP)

30,000

Bilkis Malik

Diversity Consultant for Independent Monitoring Board

45,000

Deloittes

Commercial and Operational Assurance Project

40,000

Deloittes

To advise on the sale of equity for Serco PFI Contracts

10,000

CPI

Support to hold three seminars on co-commissioning framework between the Home Office and DoH

46,700

TWP Merseyside

Mersey Consortium

20,000

Diverse Solutions 2005 Ltd.

Equality and Diversity Quality Assurance and Support

20,000

MITP

To develop a scoring system for the Community Adapted Sex Offender Treatment Programme (C.ASOTP)

10,000

MITP

Scoring System for Psychometric Assessments

10,000

Nigel Spencer Consultants

Consultancy re foreign national prisoners

10,000

Catalyst IS Ltd.

Support the delivery of PECS Risk Management Workshop

2,850

Partnerships UK

Refinancing Advice

15,000

Eversheds

Refinancing/Legal Advice

15,000

CPI

Outcome-based regional commissioning plan

14,900

Mason Communications

Appointment of technical adviser for Videolinks

36,000

Ionann Management Consultants

Support to equality impact assess the strategy for delivering effective services for women offenders in the community

8,000

Ionann Management Consultants

Support to equality impact assess the use or non-use of interpreters in interventions programmes for offenders

13,000

PWC

To identify providers of offender management and interventions services in Wales

34,780

McKinsey

Facilitation of a Programme Delivery Board away day

10,000

OGC

To carry out review of e-Offender Assessment System application and IAPS

26,100

Sand Resources Ltd.

To represent the Home Office on security matters

8,000

Catalyst Ltd.

To run risk workshop for senior management team

1,900

Dr. Dorothy Newbury-Birch

Analysis of alcohol needs of newly sentenced offenders

8,000

Henley Software

Public Protection and License Release Unit

66,125

Finnamore Consultants

Facilitate planning workshop

20,000

Ad Esse Consulting

Offender employment performance target and measures

90,000

Churchill, Minty & Friend

Consultancy support to develop a framework for auditing purposes for the Disability Equality Scheme and evaluate

20,000

Mouchel Parkman Consultants

Electronic model for drug treatment

20,000

Hartley McMaster Ltd.

Development of new NOMS performance management system—Performance Management Rating System

45,000

PWC

Probation Resource Model

93,650

Professor Barry Goldson

Review of Immigration Removal Centre survey methodology

3,500

Stanton Marris

NOMS Top Team Away day

5,200

CPI

Design and develop operational specification for new prisons

10,000

CPI

Workshop analysis: Isle of Sheppey Cluster proposals

7,375

Navigant

Bidders Forum Workshop

6,800

Greater Manchester Probation Area

Reconfigure IT systems in NW Probation

10,000

Ionann Management Consultants

Consultancy services to support legal and good practice of NOMS delivery of Equality/Diversity

32,300

Trevor Cobley

Commissioned for a leak enquiry and security review

30,000

PUK

Design, Construct, Manage, Finance prisons

29,400

Jenny Rayner

Facilitate NOMS Board Risk workshop

7,000

COI

Consultant from COI to support work of the Change Strategy Review Team

31,625

OGC

CIDA

40,000

Bird & Bird

Legal adviser service

50,000

HMPS Consultancy Expenditure 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007—Annex 4

Consultancy

Project

Approximate value (£)

Hudsons

Software Design Consultant

18,000

Morgan Hunt

Statistician

33,480

IES

Independent Review of Job Evaluation System

10,000

IES

Impact Analysis for Movement to Pay and Grading System

41,400

University of Cambridge

Extension of grant to University of Cambridge PRC

668,000

PWC

Benchmarking Services

100,000

Udakka Ltd.

Exit Survey

25,000

Helen Sandwell

Nutrition, the Drug Strategy Support Unit

30,000

University of Cambridge

Prison Research Centre—Extension to Cambridge

12,478

lan Charters

Review of Business Continuity Plans

10,000

University of Cambridge

Assurance and management research (Phd)

38,000

Cardiff University

European Social Fund Grant Evaluation

19,015

Institute of Employment Studies

Extension for IES

10,000

Hudson

Software Design Consultant

9,000

Manchester University

Review of Deaths in Segregation

22,000