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Departments: Consultants

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on (a) management consultants and (b) other external consultants and advisers in each year since 2000; and which of these consultants undertook work for the Department with a total contractual value in excess of £10 million over this period. (146334)

The total spend on consultancy contracts by the Department for International Development (DFID) since 2000 is as follows:

Total spend on consultants

£ million

2000-01

284

2001-02

273

2002-03

274

2003-04

270

2004-05

276

2005-06

255

2006-07

270

This includes both consultancy to deliver parts of the aid programme where services are often provided to third parties such as recipient Governments, and consultancy to DFID as an organisation. It does not include all low value contracts issued by DFID Departments and overseas offices, of which there are no consolidated records. We do not hold a central record of spend of management consultants as a separate category. These figures therefore contain spending on all types of consultancy.

The following table provides details of consultants, work undertaken and total contractual value in excess of £10 million.

Consultant name

Case title

Country

Contract value (incl. amends) (£)

ActionAid

Support to the International Partnership Against Aids in Africa

Africa Regional

20,136,150

Adam Smith International Ltd.

Strengthening Counter Narcotics Institutions of Afghanistan

Afghanistan

12,709,007

Agresso Ltd.

ARIES—Implementing partner/software supplier

United Kingdom

13,366,063

Arcadis BMB

Eastern Cape Provincial, District and School Development Programme

South Africa, Republic of

15,768,778

Consultancy Services to Act as Basic Services Fund Secretariat

Sudan

16,249,638

ATOS Consulting Ltd.

Financial Management Reforms Programme

Bangladesh

20,593,617

British Council (UK)

Security, Justice and Growth Programme

Nigeria

27,802,647

Support to Universal Basic Education

Nigeria

15,289,715

CARE International UK

Manusher Jonno Programme

Bangladesh

12,686,874

Charles Kendall and Partners Ltd.

Procurement Service Provider for Integrated Provincial Support Programme 2 (IPSP2)

South Africa, Republic of

13,372,432

Procurement Service Provider for the HIV/AIDS and Health Multisectoral Support Framework

South Africa, Republic of

18,190,000

Chemonics

Promoting Opportunities for Poor People through a Commodity and Service Markets Programme

Nigeria

15,137,223

Control Risk Group

Armed Protection Team

Iraq

11,733,383

Deloitte and Touche South Africa

Consolidation of Municipal Transformation Programme

South Africa, Republic of

13,100,000

Emerging Markets Group (EMG) Ltd.

Management Company for Business Linkages Challenge Fund

United Kingdom

19,145,190

Family Health International

Strengthening the Response to HIV/AIDS (Implementation Phase)

Nigeria

21,013,815

Futures Group Europe Ltd.

Implementation of the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care (HAPAC) Project, Phase III

Kenya

19,546,347

Health Partners International Ltd.

Reviving Routine Immunisation in Northern Nigeria

Nigeria

18,665,000

Helm Corporation Ltd.

Managing At The Top—Public Service Capacity Building

Bangladesh

13,062,188

HLSP Ltd.

Support for the Partnership for Transforming Health Services

Nigeria

50,966,606

Strengthening Support for Care and Mitigation of HIV/AIDS

Zambia

10,319,603

HTSPE Ltd.

Support to the State and Local Government Project

Nigeria

25,338,471

To Manage a Programme of Advisory and Support Services for Rural Livelihoods Department DFID

Non Specific Country

14,968,990

Maxwell Stamp plc

Chars Livelihoods Programme: Concept and Management

Bangladesh

46,592,246

Natural Resources International Ltd.

Forestry Research Programme Management Contract

Global (Non Project Specific)

10,466,281

Crop Protection Research Programme Management Contract

Global (Non Project Specific)

15,576,427

Population Services International

Support to Promoting Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Reduction

Nigeria

52,800,000

Advice on social marketing for Insecticide Treated Nets (SMARTNETS)

Tanzania

14,888,605

PricewaterhouseCoopers

State Owned Enterprises Restructuring and Enterprise Development Project—China

China

11,512,869

The Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations Ltd.

Humanitarian Services Contract

Global (Non Project Specific)

11,853,115

Humanitarian Services To DFID and the Post Conflict Reconstruction Unit

United Kingdom

11,729,000

University of Edinburgh (CTVM)

Animal Health Research Programme Management Contract

United Kingdom

11,067,000

WSP International Ltd.

PEC: Bangladesh Institutional Development Component 3

Bangladesh

13,976,682