§ Mr. Tim Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total amount spent by his Department in 1989 on management and computer 253W consultancy contracts, excluding hardware and software purchases; if he will list each management or computer consultancy contract awarded by his Department in 1989, giving in each case the name of the consultancy firm and the subject of the assignment; and what is the total amount that his Department has budgeted to spend in the current year.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
[holding answer 28 March 1990]: Central records are collated annually after the end of the financial year. The latest readily available information therefore covers 1988–89.
The total amount spent was £6.3 million and the contracts awarded to management or computing consultants, excluding consultancies in connection with water privatisation, by the Department of the Environment (excluding PSA) in the financial year 19988–89 were as follows:
Firm and subject of consultancyAdmiral Management Services—Review of BRE Computing Needs.Aspinwall and Co.—Data Management System for HMIP.D. E. Barnard Systems Ltd.—Water Services Office: IS Strategy.Bickerdike Allen and Partners—Review of Fire and Building Regulations.BIS Applied Systems Ltd.—H. C. Geotechnical Data Computerisation.Building Design Partnership—Study of New Arts Building.Business Statistics Office—Collection of data on Minerals by Annual Survey.Claygate Services Ltd.—Large Colour Foils.Coopers and Lybrand—East Thameside Housing Study.Coopers and Lybrand—Extension of Merseyside Development Corporation.DPM Design Consultants Ltd.—Colour Photography.Downing White Project Management—Local Economic Issues—Private Sector Quantity Surveyors.Halcrow Fox and Associates—East London Rail Study.Halifax Building Society— Estate Action Consultancy.Harwell Laboratory—Initial Development of a Universal Waste Classification System.Healey and Baker—Advice on disposal of New Town Assets.ICI—Radiochemical analysis Specification L.Institute for European Environmental Policy—Assessment of Implications for UK Environmental Policy of the Single Market.Institute for European Environmental Policy—EC Legislation and Implications for UK Policy.ITEC—Waste Management Papers 4 and 27.L G Management—Contact with Estate Action.MVA Systematica—Migration model.National Industrial Fuel Efficiency Service Ltd.—Energy Surveys.N.E.R.C.—Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986.P A Computers and Telecommunications Ltd.—Press Advice on Communications Links.P A Computers and Telecommunications Ltd.—Local Government Finance Payment System.Peat Marwick McLintock and Pic Ltd.—Housing Action Trust (Sunderland).Pieda Ltd.—Leeds Housing Action Trust.Price Waterhouse—Sandwell Housing Action Trust Main Study.Price Waterhouse—Study of the Private Rented Housing Market.Primagraphics—Preparation of Graphics for the 1986 English House Condition Survey Report.Roger Tym and Partners—Study into Financial Aspects of Local Authority Building Control.Stoy Haywood Associates—Urban Developmental Grant Appraisal.Technical Writing Service Ltd.—Manual of Acidic Emission Technologies.Travers Morgan Landscape—Advice on Community related Assets at Warrington.Tree Conservation Ltd.—T.P.O. Appeals Site Inspections 254W and Reports.Willis Wrightson Ltd.—Professional Liability Review.Sir Owen Williams and Partners—Assistance with consideration of Derelict Land Reclamation Schemes.My Department's estimate of expenditure on computing and management consultancies in the financial year 1989–90 is £10.1 million.
§ Mr. Tim Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total amount spent by the Property Services Agency in 1989 on management and computer consultancy contracts; excluding hardware and software purchases; if he will list each management or computer consultancy contract awareded by the Property Services Agency in 1989, giving in each case the name of the consultancy firm and the subject of the assignment; and what is the total amount that the Property Services Agency has budgeted to spend in the current year.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
Forecast expenditure by the Property Services Agency in the financial year 1989–90 will be £13.035 million. The planned expenditure for 1990–91 financial year is £9.5 million. This will be kept under review in the light of changing circumstances. The following consultancies were let in 1989–90:
Consultancy Firm and Subject of Assignment Management ConsultancyW.S. Atkins Management Consultants—To review the information systems supporting the business objectives of PSA Fuel Branch.P.A. Consulting Services Ltd.—Advice and support to PSA Projects Marketing Unit.Micromoney Ltd.—Advice and Support to Financial Controller, PSA Specialist Services.W.S. Atkins Management Consultants—Business study at Parliamentary Works Office.Leads International—Development and Implementation of Project Services's Business Plan.P.A. Consulting Services Ltd.—Advice and guidance to the Agency's Information Strategy and Planning Processes.P.A. Consulting Services Ltd.—Assist in co-ordinating Agency's Business Plan.
Computer ConsultancyCadvert Scanning Bureau—Conversion of 6 No Standard M&E Drawings.Compsoft—Assistance in reconstituting corrupt data as Faslane.Powerhouse Resources Ltd.—Assistance in drawing up a specification for the development of Digital computer interface system.Myriad Computer Services Ltd.—Assistance in drawing up a specification for the development of ICL-Digital computer interface system.
Computer ConsultancyAmtec Consulting—Assist in development of procedures for configuration management.Oracle Corporation (UK) Ltd.—Preliminary work for Professional Information Systems Project.KPG Computer Support Systems Ltd.—Development of Oracle Applications progress from detailed specifications.Elan Computing Ltd.—Support within IT Directorate for resolution of system management queries.MDA Computer Group plc—Support within IT Directorate for resolution of system management queries.DHP Consulting Group—Support for revised computer based management and cost accounting system for PSA Specialist Services.Mouncey and Partners Ltd.—Assistance in National Implementation of Strategic Infrastructure for Building Management Business.Peat Marwick McLintock—Assistance in National Implementation of Strategic Infrastructure for Projects Business.Applications Development Group—Advice on transferring data between PCs and Digital computers.Computastaff (UK) Ltd.—Programming of various applications from detailed specification.Cyril Sweet and Partners—Support for introduction of 255W computer facilities to Quantity Surveyors in PSA. Sophitscom Computer Services— Operational support to computer systems handed over from Crown Suppliers.
Computer ConsultancyAptree Ltd.—Support for Computer Services help desk in Ashdown House, Hastings.Mouncey and Partners Ltd.—Assist the introduction of Office Automation facilities in PSA.P.A. Consulting Services Ltd.— Support to National Implementation of Strategic Infrastructure for Projects Business.Vistec Business Systems Ltd.—Advice on use and imple-mentation of Autocad software package into PSA.P.E. Computer Services Ltd.—Assist design and installation of Government Car Service IT system.Elan Computing Ltd.—Support within IT Directorate for resolution of system management queries.Wocad Ltd.—Assist in the development of Autocad software package.MDA Computer Group plc.—Managing hardware/software and telecommunications network.GECS Ltd.—Training in use of Reinforced concrete CAD software package.Loadplan—Conversion of document-based Airfield Pavement specification to computer disc.Oracle Corporation (UK) Ltd.— Provision of Oracle Programming Support.