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Consultants: Government Departments

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what contracts his Department has with external consultants; what the total value, including all VAT and disbursements, of these contracts are for the current financial year; how long each contract lasts; and what the forecast total value is of each contract. (163802)

The following table shows the current list of contracts with external consultants that the NIO has and their forecast value for 2007-08 together with the estimated time for completion of the contract and the remaining value after the current year. VAT is only included where this is not reclaimable by the Department under the Contracted-out Services regime for non-business activities.

Brief description

Number of contracts

2007-08 (£000)

Length

2008-09 (£000)

Accountancy

1

115

Runs to June 08

15

Recruitment

1

135

Ends in 2007-08

10

IT Management

1

11

Ends in 2007-08

10

IT Management

4

170

Ends in 2007-08

10

IT Management

1

145

Ends in 2007-08

10

IT Management

2

1158

Runs to June 08

136

IT Management

5

687

Ends in 2007-08

0

Legislative Drafting

1

80

Runs to May 2008

10

Legislative Drafting

1

16

Ongoing

12

Legal Advice

1

35

Ends in 2007-08

0

Research Project

1

11

Ends in 2007-08

0

Personnel Management

1

5

Ongoing

0

Financial Management

1

5

Ends in 2007-08

0

Programme Management

2

55

Ends in 2007-08

0

Programme Management

1

130

Ongoing

0

Contracts Advice

1

1

Ends in 2007-08

0

Programme Management

2

139

Runs to June 2008

33

Public Awareness Campaigns

3

227

Ends in 2007-08

0

Less Lethal Weapons Advice

1

6

Being reviewed

3

Marketing

1

47

Ends in 2007-08

0

Strategic Management

1

8

Ends in 2007-08

0

Strategic Management

1

8

Ends in 2007-08

0

Security Surveys

1

2

Ends in 2007-08

0

Corporate Governance

1

15

Ends in 2007-08

0

Accommodation

1

9

Ends in 2007-08

0

Engineering/ Architectural

1

116

Ends in 2007-08

97

Total

38

1,926

196

1 Forecast