§ Mr. Tim Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment 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.
Firm Subject of assignment AIMS Systems Quality Assurance review for major system AMP Software support for small firms centres system Arthur Andersen Benefit related payments system Arthur Young Consultancy for review of anti-fraud measures in selected systems Consultancy for management information systems Work on ES payments manual and testing of market National unemployment benefit system terminal study Glasgow Jobseeker Central processing in London and the South-East (SUPERVACS project) Colin Minton and Associates PER privatisation Coopers and Lybrand Consultancy and advice on major system D. E. Barnard Systems SUPERVACS—Technical assurance co-ordination SUPERVACS—Risk analysis for disaster site Falkman Communications Advice on ES internal communications Datasolve Computer-based training for the national unemployment benefit system Ferrari Software Consultancy for local area network specification Hoskyns Management of computer systems Software enhancements to major systems HUSAT National unemployment benefit system ICL Use of new techniques on major systems IDMS X consultancy Resolution of mainframe loading problems Quickbuild and data specification requirements ITM Ltd. Restart Kennedy Robinson Business Development Ltd. ES executive board workshop Learmouth and Burchett Management Systems PROMPT study Lloyd Northover Work on ES corporate identity Makrotest A study of the small firms service Michael Wesley Associates Production of careers service publicity guide PA Consultants A review of Government support for the tourism industry IT strategy for ES SEPACS study Feasibility study on SUPERVACS enhancements Pannell Kerr Foster Associates A review of the statistical needs of the tourism sector Peter Seal Quantity surveyor for structural surveys Professor Colin Gallagher (Newcastle University) Research into the role of small firms in job generation in the United Kingdom Sphinx Ltd. Adjudication office automation Thurrock Computing Services RESTART study Yale Data SSADM consultancy for major personnel project Advice on standards for testing critical systems Adjudication office automation
§ Mr. Cope
The total amount spent by my Department (excluding the Training Commission/Agency) in 1988 on management and computer consultancy contracts, excluding hardware and software purchases, was £2.3 million.
The following firms were awarded consultancy contracts by the Department of Employment group, excluding the Training Commission/Agency, during 1988:41W
§ Mr. Tim Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total amount spent by the Training Commission 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 the Training Commission in 1988, giving in each case the name of the consultancy firm and the subject of the assignment.
Consultants Subject of Assignment J. Ackroyd A consultant to enhance the existing database for the YTS expenditure forecasting model Bacie A consultant to look after a database of "LCP" information Butler Cox A consultancy to assist the Training Commission in evaluating the office technology project Camtec To provide assistance with the development of the MSC network CCTA To put a business case together (including investment appraisal aspects) for a local area network for the Training Commission at Moorfoot To undertake a scoping study of funding, charging, and management aspects of the MSC network Codd & Date To advise the Training Commission on the definition of a relational database Compact Business Computers LTD A consultant to develop a database for the employment training underpinning system Compsoft A consultant to provide guidance on the most efficient way to design and implement an accident database Coopers and Lybrand Associates A consultant to review the commission's corporate financial management strategy Consultant to provide project management support CMG Information Services System analysts to assist FSR with their development work EOYSYS A consultant to carry out a strategic review of the videoconferencing requirements within the DE Group GTC Project Ltd. Creation of a database for the employment training initiative monitoring system Harwell Computer Power Consultancy advice on the use of "STATUS" Hunterskill A consultant to provide SSADM support on the PDP project I-NET A consultant to review the Training Commission's network The Instruction Set To provide the Training Agency with advice and guidance on the selection of a software environment The Instruction Set A consultant to assist in the evaluation of the software environment National Council for Education To provide TAP with consultancy in the areas of strategy, planning, R and D projects The Networking Centre A consultant to produce a business analysis for the Moorfoot site Omicron A consultant to write a purchase order management system, and train staff in its use PA Computers and Telecommunications To provide advice and assistance in deciding where, and how, MSCs "MASCOT" system should be replicated in MSC HO A study to look into the office technology input to the infrastructure project PE Consulting Services System analyst to assist FSR with their development work Presenting with Style A consultant to provide training in the use of "Wordperfect" software for senior officers' secretaries Sherington Software A study to evaluate packages for transferring data from "ALL" to micros Programmers to assist the Training Agency on the maintenance and development of the TOPS MINIS System Chrissie Strickland A consultant to look after a database of "LCP" information
§ Mr. Cope
The Training Agency spent a total of £1.1 million during the calendar year 1988 on mangement and computer consultancy contracts, excluding hardware and software purchases. No management consultancy contracts were awarded during 1988. The list of computer consultancy contracts awarded during 1988 is as follows:43W
Consultants Subject of Assignment R. H. Wilmott A study into the Training Agency's X.400 profile and messaging requirements taking into account "COSIP" message handling system M. Wilson A consultant to carry out changes to the "Supercalc" system for the staff deployment survey Xentec Contract programmers for spectrum development work Yale Data Systems analyst to assist FSR with their development work Consultant to support in-house technical assurance coordinator Arthur Young A study into the information needs of senior management