HC Deb 30 March 1988 vol 130 cc521-2W
Mr. Tim Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list each management or computer consultancy contract awarded by his Department in 1987, giving in each case the name of the consultancy firm and the subject of the assignment.

Mr. Eggar

The management and computer consultants awarded contracts in the financial year 1987–88 are as follows:

Management consultancy contracts
Firm Subject of Assingment
Management Consultants
B. J. Stent, Materials Services and Consultancy Procurement Consultancy
Kinsley Lord Review of Assistant Under Secretary command
R. Pope Report on Purchasing
Peat Marwick McLintock Freight Tender Review
Ken Snooks International Review of Thomas Cook/British Airways Implant
SPS Management Services Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Contract
Touche Ross Study of Foreign and Commonwealth Office Computer Audit Requirements
BIS Review of Information Handling Requirements of the Diplomatic Service
Computer Consultants
Data General Management Accounting and Information System
Excel Systems An Expenditure Forecasting System
Kinesis Computing Limited Development of Overseas Systems
BIS Development of Overseas Systems
Kode Limited Review of Faults in Overseas Systems

Firm Subject of Assingment
Towngate Software Limited Development of an Overseas Accounting System
Computer Sciences Limited Folios Consultancy Studies
Logica United Kingdom Limited Folios Consultancy Studies
Systems Designers Public Limited Company Folios Consultancy Studies
The Instruction Set (i) Folios Consultancy Studies
(ii) Administration Records Consultancy
Information and Records Management Systems Folios Consultancy Studies
Psychometric R + D Limited Folios Consultancy Studies
Information Resources (i) A Financial Estimates System
(ii) An Overseas Estates Financial System
Software Sciences Limited Advice on computer strategy and standards
Price Waterhouse (i) Computerisation of Administration Records
(ii) Replacement of Financial System
Kings Brook Information Associates Replacement of System for Library and Records.