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Departmental Contracts

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 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. (196590)

The Department does not hold a comprehensive central record of contracts. Available records show the following contracts were awarded to the named organisations during the period April 2007 to January 2008. Further information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Organisation

Project/contract name

Start date

Estimated total value of contract (£)

KPMG

LCSB Priority Review

November 2007

1,000

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Teachers TV, Governance Review

April 2007

51,829

Evaluation of High Performing Specialist Schools

May 2007

239,930

Deputy Director for Educational Procurement Centre

May 2007

120,000

Evaluation of the Progression Pilot

August 2007

930,583

Educational Procurement Centre Events and Marketing Manager

August 2007

90,000

Teachers TV, Bid Evaluation (financial aspect)

August 2007

62,579

To carry out a review of the Languages Support Network

August 2007

66,000

Post-16 Statistical First Release review

September 2007

35,000

To gather a range of information from LA and schools in relation to contracts of employment, term time only formula, job descriptions and pay rates so that SSWG can move forward to develop a new pay and conditions framework for school support staff.

September 2007

112,746

State of the Market in Schools Improvement Services

October 2007

6,825

PWC Contact for Contact Point Centre for Excellence and Outcome grant, admin costs, running sourcing grant process

November 2007

103,107

End of Year Coaching

January 2008

23,500

Excel Training

January 2008

13,576

Ernst and Young

None recorded

McKinsey

None recorded

Deloitte

Staying Safe Good Practice Compendium

December 2007

34,870

Evaluation of Regional Commissioning pilots

October 2007

112,655

Contact Point Data Security Review

December 2007

140,999