Departments: Consultants

International Development written question – answered on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of Michael Meacher Michael Meacher Labour, Oldham West and Royton

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on (a) management consultants and (b) other external consultants and advisers in each year since 2000; and which of these consultants undertook work for the Department with a total contractual value in excess of £10 million over this period.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, Party Chair, Co-operative Party

The total spend on consultancy contracts by the Department for International Development (DFID) since 2000 is as follows:

Total spend on consultants
£ million
2000-01 284
2001-02 273
2002-03 274
2003-04 270
2004-05 276
2005-06 255
2006-07 270

This includes both consultancy to deliver parts of the aid programme where services are often provided to third parties such as recipient Governments, and consultancy to DFID as an organisation. It does not include all low value contracts issued by DFID Departments and overseas offices, of which there are no consolidated records. We do not hold a central record of spend of management consultants as a separate category. These figures therefore contain spending on all types of consultancy.

The following table provides details of consultants, work undertaken and total contractual value in excess of £10 million.

Consultant name Case title Country Contract v alue (incl. amends) (£)
ActionAid Support to the International Partnership Against Aids in Africa Africa Regional 20,136,150
Adam Smith International Ltd. Strengthening Counter Narcotics Institutions of Afghanistan Afghanistan 12,709,007
Agresso Ltd. ARIES—Implementing partner/software supplier United Kingdom 13,366,063
Arcadis BMB Eastern Cape Provincial, District and School Development Programme South Africa, Republic of 15,768,778
Consultancy Services to Act as Basic Services Fund Secretariat Sudan 16,249,638
ATOS Consulting Ltd. Financial Management Reforms Programme Bangladesh 20,593,617
British Council (UK) Security, Justice and Growth Programme Nigeria 27,802,647
Support to Universal Basic Education Nigeria 15,289,715
CARE International UK Manusher Jonno Programme Bangladesh 12,686,874
Charles Kendall and Partners Ltd. Procurement Service Provider for Integrated Provincial Support Programme 2 (IPSP2) South Africa, Republic of 13,372,432
Procurement Service Provider for the HIV/AIDS and Health Multisectoral Support Framework South Africa, Republic of 18,190,000
Chemonics Promoting Opportunities for Poor People through a Commodity and Service Markets Programme Nigeria 15,137,223
Control Risk Group Armed Protection Team Iraq 11,733,383
Deloitte and Touche South Africa Consolidation of Municipal Transformation Programme South Africa, Republic of 13,100,000
Emerging Markets Group (EMG) Ltd. Management Company for Business Linkages Challenge Fund United Kingdom 19,145,190
Family Health International Strengthening the Response to HIV/AIDS (Implementation Phase) Nigeria 21,013,815
Futures Group Europe Ltd. Implementation of the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care (HAPAC) Project, Phase III Kenya 19,546,347
Health Partners International Ltd. Reviving Routine Immunisation in Northern Nigeria Nigeria 18,665,000
Helm Corporation Ltd. Managing At The Top—Public Service Capacity Building Bangladesh 13,062,188
HLSP Ltd. Support for the Partnership for Transforming Health Services Nigeria 50,966,606
Strengthening Support for Care and Mitigation of HIV/AIDS Zambia 10,319,603
HTSPE Ltd. Support to the State and Local Government Project Nigeria 25,338,471
To Manage a Programme of Advisory and Support Services for Rural Livelihoods Department DFID Non Specific Country 14,968,990
Maxwell Stamp plc Chars Livelihoods Programme: Concept and Management Bangladesh 46,592,246
Natural Resources International Ltd. Forestry Research Programme Management Contract Global (Non Project Specific) 10,466,281
Crop Protection Research Programme Management Contract Global (Non Project Specific) 15,576,427
Population Services International Support to Promoting Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Reduction Nigeria 52,800,000
Advice on social marketing for Insecticide Treated Nets (SMARTNETS) Tanzania 14,888,605
PricewaterhouseCoopers State Owned Enterprises Restructuring and Enterprise Development Project—China China 11,512,869
The Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations Ltd. Humanitarian Services Contract Global (Non Project Specific) 11,853,115
Humanitarian Services To DFID and the Post Conflict Reconstruction Unit United Kingdom 11,729,000
University of Edinburgh (CTVM) Animal Health Research Programme Management Contract United Kingdom 11,067,000
WSP International Ltd. PEC: Bangladesh Institutional Development Component 3 Bangladesh 13,976,682

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