§ Mr. Tim Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the total amount spent by his Department in 1988 on management and computer consultancy contracts, excluding hardware and software purchases; and if he will list each management or computer consultancy contract awarded by his Department in 1988, giving in each case the name of the consultancy firm and the subject of the assignment.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The estimated total amount spent by the Department in 1988 on social security-related management and computer consultancy was £35.391 million. The expenditure came partly from the combined DHSS budgets for the financial years 1987–88 and 1988–89. Where appropriate the cost of projects has been apportioned when the work involved both social security and health aspects.
Details of each consultancy awarded by the Department on social security-related matters are as follows:167W
Firm Subject of assignment Bell Software Local Office Project B.I.S. Limited Tools Feasibility Study B.I.S. Limited Database Design Support B.I.S. Limited Strategy Data Administration British Telecom Local Office Microcomputer Project Cap Industry Limited Local Office Project Cavendish Tricorne Overbearing Model (Operational Research Service) Computer Search National Unemployment Benefit System Computer People Local Office Project Coopers and Lybrand Department of Social Security Agency Study C.S.C. Product Assurance (North Fylde Central Office) C.S.C. Strategy Security Dataflex Local Office Microcomputer Project D. E. Barnard Systems Scrutiny of Printing and Publications Digitus Self Instruction Unit Computerisation ENATOR Performance Based Systems ENATOR Integrated Complementing System EOSYS Cable Management Falcon Systems Local Office Microcomputer Project Forvus Database Management System Gallup Staff Attitude Survey of Local Offices Gallup Staff Attitude Survey of Headquarters I.C.L. National Unemployment Benefit System I.C.L. Local Office Project Infologistix Capacity Planning (North Fylde Central Office) Jones Lang Wood Scrutiny of the Social Security Regional Organisation Logica Aggregate Performance Indicators Logica Scrutiny of the Social Security Regional Organisation L.B.M.S. Quality Assurance M.O.M. Program Information Control—Artemis M.F.T. Federal Budgetary Control System NESCO Local Office Project OASIS Superannuation Study (North Fylde Central Office) Oxford Centre for Management Studies Workload Experiment PACTEL Information Centre (Prototype) P.E. Computer Services Local Office Project Peat Marwick McLintock Analysis of Questionnaires for Scrutiny of Overseas Branch and for Contributions and Compiiance Study Peat Marwick McLintock Performance Based Systems Peat Marwick McLintock Integrated Complementing System
Firm Subject of assignment Price Waterhouse Financial Management Price Waterhouse Integrated Complementing System Price Waterhouse Disaster Planning Price Waterhouse Career Development Price Waterhouse Integrated Complementing System Protocol Service Management (North Fylde Central Office) Resources Local Office Project R.E.L. Tempest Testing Rowe and Maw Model Rules for Guaranteed Minimum Pensions in Occupational Pension Schemes S.B.S. National Unemployment Benefit System Scopec Program Information Controls S.D.S. Local Office Project Slaughter and May Model Rules for Guaranteed Minimum Pensions in Occupational Pension Schemes Systems Designers Performance Based Systems Regional Trials Task Force Local Office Project Task Force Monitoring Income Support Task Force National Unemployment Benefit System Telfast Local Office Project Touche Ross Recovery of Social Security Benefits from Tort Damage Awards Touche Ross Performance Based Systems Touche Ross Financial Information Strategy Study Touche Ross Integrated Complementing System V.N.G. Local Office Project W.S. Atkins Communications Wiring Building Survey