Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the five most expensive external consultancy contracts awarded by his Department were in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Anne McGuire Anne McGuire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The five most expensive external consultancy contracts awarded by the DWP are shown in the following table. Information is only available from April 2004, prior to this date records are not held centrally and information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Please note that these are contracted values and include subsequent contract extensions.

Supplier Description Accumulative contract value (£)
Booz Allen Hamilton Pensions Transformation Programme "Wave 1 and 2" 56,400,000
IBM UK Ltd. A central role in strategic planning and business change in the finance and procurement domains including support for the implementation of the finance and procurement elements of the Resource Management system. It also covered changes being made in the areas of Debt Management and the Business Information Centre 48,631,534
Capgemini UK plc Programme Systems Delivery—Transformational design and implementation including managed service provision of interim transformation managers 26,250,000
PA Consulting Services Ltd. Payment Modernisation Programme 25,580,918
Capgemini UK plc HR Change Programme—Design and implementation of whole programme including processing, resource management, learning and reward management 9,520,000
Booz Allen Hamilton Pensions Transformation Programme Design Changes Phase (1) 25,000,000
Booz Allen Hamilton Pensions Transformation Programme Design Changes Phase (2) 18,100,000
Booz Allen Hamilton Pensions Transformation Programme Wave 1 Operational Readiness Review Gate 9,600,000
Deloitte MCS Ltd. Integrated Communications and Network Services (ICONS) Transformation Plan Management 6,337,500
RSM Robson Rhodes LLP Strategic partner to Risk and Assurance Directorate responsible for departmental audit and control work 5,000,000
2006-07 to January 2007
Deloitte MCS Ltd. Programme Systems Directorate strategic support relating to major IT contracts 8,230,802
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Strategic Review of Remploy 800,000
Deloitte MCS Ltd. Child Support Agency operational Improvement Programme Business Process Design and Re-engineering 789,597
Capita Consulting Pensions Transformation Strategic Business Assurance support including risk assessment 743,004
Capgemini UK plc Group Finance Directorate support in delivery of Planning and Performance Management Engagement Model Phase 2 446,310

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michael rogers
Posted on 6 Mar 2007 3:04 pm (Report this annotation)

As a shop steward in Remploy may I say it is nice to see that PwC got £800,000 to tell us next to nothing.
The people I represent have had to endure almost 1 year of uncertainty and anguish. We have had to place our lives on hold and this has no price.

pam tinsley mbe
Posted on 7 Mar 2007 6:55 pm (Report this annotation)

i also am a shop steward in Remploy and my people are so disheartned and despondant, we cant plan anything, we feel we have no future, and i totally disagree with the government there is i repeat there is no work out there for people with disablities, it is digusted that they minister can spend that much money and yet take our lives away from us, we have no hope, no future. and the members of parliament, not one of them dont care about us we are too few to be of any importance, we are fighting and we must keep on fighting, as a rep of 20years i feel so sad i cant give my members any hope,
pam tinsley mbe
wheelchair user and scared