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Departmental Contracts

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) objective and (b) value was of each contract placed with (i) Deloitte and Touche, (ii) Ernst and Young, (iii) KPMG, (iv) PricewaterhouseCoopers and (v) PA Consulting by his Department and its agencies in each year since 2004-05. (179021)

The information available from centrally held records is shown in the following table. Some information could be held under other names or outside central records. In addition, the information on objectives missing for a few of the older contracts quoted has been archived and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Contractor name

Objective

Maximum current contract value (£000)

Financial year 2004-05

Deloitte and Touche LLP

130

KPMG LLP

40

KPMG LLP

40

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

1,500

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

125

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Provision of consultancy support to a restructuring project

3,900

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

49

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

11

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

2,000

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

194

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

123

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

67

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

94

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

37

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

123

Financial year 2005-06

Deloitte and Touche LLP

Provision of secretariat support to reviews of non-competitive government contracts

830

Ernst and Young LLP

Independent project assurance

145

KPMG LLP

43

KPMG LLP

5

KPMG LLP

3

KPMG LLP

70

KPMG LLP

42

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

153

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Consultancy support to an acquisition programme

280

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Provision of training modules

Enabling Arrangement

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

The provision of consultancy support for catering, retail and leisure guide

74

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

250

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

150

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Use of a framework agreement by the MOD

2,000

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

External Assistance for independent financial advice

100

Financial year2006-07

Deloitte and Touche LLP.

Provision of financial advice and related services to the MOD and its Agencies in support of PFI and Partnering Projects

6,900

Deloitte and Touche LLP

Review of structural options for an MOD Trading Fund

42

Deloitte and Touche LLP

External Assistance for the Maritime Industrial Strategy

2,100

Deloitte and Touche LLP

Provision of financial advice in support of a commercially owned military registered company

2,000

Deloitte and Touche LLP

External assistance to the Maritime Industrial Strategy Team

60

Deloitte and Touche LLP

External assistance to the Project Rehabilitation Unit

13

Deloitte and Touche LLP

Consultancy Support for the UK White Fleet

100

Ernst and Young LLP

Provision of financial advice and related services to the MOD and its Agencies in support of PFI and Partnering Projects

6,900

KPMG LLP

Provision of financial advice and related services to the MOD and its Agencies in support of PFI and partnering projects

6,900

KPMG LLP

External Assistance for a Lines of Development Review

966

KPMG LLP

External Assistance to the Maritime Industrial Strategy

654

KPMG LLP

Pilot agreement: use of a framework agreement by the MOD

950

KPMG LLP

Provision of Support for the Maritime Industrial Strategy

210

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Consultancy support to HQ army recruiting group

77

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Consultancy support to a programme management office

176

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

External Assistance support for the development of the commodities cluster framework strategy and future business model

92

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

External Assistance to submarine support

205

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Provision of financial advice and related services to the MOD and its Agencies in support of PFI and partnering projects

6,900

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Feasibility Review for an MOD Trading Fund

48

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Subscription for access to and use of a global best practices system

32

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Provision of advice and consultancy support on the potential sale of part of an MOD Trading Fund

921

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Specialist Negotiation Advice

78

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Use of a framework agreement by the MOD

950

Financial year 2007-08

Deloitte and Touche LLP

Employment of consultant to assist a PFI Project

75

Deloitte and Touche LLP

External assistance to the Project Rehabilitation Unit

51

Ernst and Young

United Kingdom Military Flying Training System Change Management Programme Scoping Study

157

KPMG LLP

External Assistance for streamlining

4,000

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Provision of catering, retail and leisure training and coaching

143

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

External Assistance to support Naval lean transformation

699

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

External Assistance to support the financial workstream for a future logistics project

34

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

External Assistance for breakthrough and personal coaching

45

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Programme Management Delivery Improvement and Programme Assurance Management

48

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Programme Assurance and Technical Support to Defence Information Infrastructure implementation

232

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Programme Assurance and Technical Support to Defence Information Infrastructure implementation

252

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Technical Support to embed Project Management Controls

127

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Technical Support on support contracts

97

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Technical Support on support contracts

100

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Inter-Modal Transportation Technology Demonstrator Programme

2,500

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Technical Project Assurance

94

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Technical Services to support the Defence Information Infrastructure

106

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Technical Support for support contracts

288

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Technical Support for the Defence Information Infrastructure

248

PA Consulting Services Ltd.

External Assistance to the Defence Information Infrastructure

162

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

External Consultancy Assistance for a review of MOD Employers Pension Contributions Payments

17

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

External Assistance for blueprint consultancy

550

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Modular Open Systems Architecture enterprise model study

420

Note:

Excluded are contracts placed on behalf of Other Government Departments, joint venture/alliance contracts, contracts placed through collaborative projects such as the Typhoon/Euro fighter and those awarded by the Ministry of Defence’s Trading Funds.