§ Mr. Howard
The following 17 contracts worth more than £250,000 were given by my Department to external consultants in the last five years.
Company Description 1992 DBI Associates STRATEG—prison service computer package to aid industrial production and stock control Ernst and Young Pay and grading review for prison service Harvey Consultants Phoenix project software package (Home Office wide arrangement) 1993 SEMA Immigration and nationality directorate caseworking study 1994 Lazard Brothers and Company Limited Financial services—secure training centres—Cookham Wood and Gringley, Home Office, Juvenile offenders unit Lazard Brothers and Company Limited Financial services Bridgend and Fazakerley prisons Coopers and Lybrand Project Management—Fazakerley and Bridgend prisons. 1995 Information Marketing Associates National automated fingerprinting information system simulation model—police information technology organisation Terry Hamer Associates Programming and application project management of public safety radio
Company Description communications project—police information technology organisation Coopers and Lybrand Private finance initiative advice—prison service Charterhouse Bank Financial services—Lowdham Grange prison and future prison projects Ove Arup and Partners Compliance monitoring—Bridgend prison Mouchel Management Compliance monitoring—Fazakerley prison 1996 Mott Ewbank Preece Technical and commercial advice for fire service radio communications strategy—police information technology organisation Charterhouse Bank Financial services—police radio communications project—police information technology organisation KPMG Quantum scoping study, procurement and implementation—Prison Service Mouchel Management Compliance monitoring—Lowdham Grange prisoners