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Departmental Contracts

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts. (196578)

Contracts awarded to the suppliers (a) to (e) are listed in the following table. Details of contracts awarded to other consultancy firms (f) can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Month

Supplier

Purpose

Value (£)

2007

April

PWC

Analysis, evaluation and advice on CSA debt

139,334

May

PWC

NEP—focus groups on the quality of ESOL training to unemployed immigrants

23,070

May

PWC

Management support to ‘Tell us Once’ project

61,230

May

McKinsey

Assurance review of CSA computer system

135,000

May

PWC

Measurement of admin costs

42,000

June

PWC

NEP—City strategy review

36,045

June

PWC

Departmental financial advisors

900,000

July

Deloitte

Investment advice to the enabling retirement savings programme

193,133

July

Deloitte

Child maintenance redesign

308,083

July

Deloitte

Child maintenance redesign

478,386

July

Deloitte

HR operating model

417,348

August

PWC

Support on resilience of the Pensions Protection Fund

20,000

August

KPMG

Financial support on Remploy/TU negotiations

87,000

August

Deloitte

PADA design and implementation

2,000,000

August

Deloitte

Child maintenance redesign

478,386

August

Deloitte

Business design and design capability

850,000

September

PWC

Analysis of costs and benefits of ‘Tell us Once’

970,000

September

Ernst and Young

Data protection advice

49,563

October

None

November

PWC

Support to CPS programme

514,560

November

Deloitte

Support to CPS programme

1,637,981

November

Deloitte

Application Delivery Centre

342,900

December

None

2008

January

Deloitte

Child maintenance redesign—debt provisions

105,705

January

Deloitte

New ways of working implementation

189,510

February

PWC

Review to improve DWP’s performance and development system PDS diversity and equality performance

26,696

February

PWC

Development of a framework and toolkit for corporate, cohesive and capable boards at DWP

39,183

February

Deloitte

Risk management support to RAD

50,000

March

PWC

Support to conduct equal pay audit

21,100