HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 cc13-4W
Mr. Tim Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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. Eggar

Expenditure for 1988–89 financial year on management and computer consultancy was:

Management consultancy 68,699
Computer consultancy 1,422,900

Individual contracts awarded during the year were:

Moon Associates Study of FCO publications
Market and Opinion Research International Staff communications survey
Jaycroft Limited United Nations documents in the FCO
Brian J. Stent Purchasing arrangements in FCO
Pergamon Technical Services International Re-organisation of diplomatic services procedure
Metier Resource and project management information study
Computer consultancies
Data General Ltd. Management information system
Enever Systems Ltd. Management information system
Phase 3 Systems Ltd. Management information system
Kinesis Computing Ltd. Development of overseas systems
BIS Applied Systems Ltd. Development of overseas systems
Express Computer Consultants Development of financial system
Logica UK Ltd. (i) Development of overseas systems
(ii) FOLIOS consultancy studies
Computer Sciences Co. Ltd. FOLIOS consultancy studies
Systems Designers Ltd. FOLIOS consultancy studies
Psychometric R & D Management Systems FOLIOS consultancy studies
PA Consultancy Systems FOLIOS consultancy studies
The Instruction Set (i) FOLIOS consultancy studies
(ii) Administration records consultancy
Price Waterhouse Administrative records consultancy
Computer consultancies
Information Resources Ltd. (i) A financial estimates system
(ii) An overseas estates financial system
Kings Brook Information Associates Replacement of library and records system