Departmental Contracts

Justice written question – answered on 19th February 2008.

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Photo of Jim Cousins Jim Cousins Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) objective and (b) value was of each contract placed with (i) Deloitte and Touche, (ii) Ernst and Young, (iii) KPMG, (iv) PricewaterhouseCoopers and (v) PA Consulting by his Department, its predecessor Department and its agencies in each year since 2004-05.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

In the financial years from 2004-05 to 2006-07, the last full year for when figures are available, the Ministry of Justice and its predecessor Department and agencies engaged the organisations named above to deliver consultancy services as outlined in the following table.

While details of expenditure on other categories of service delivered by these organisations are held by individual business managers for the period in question, they are not held centrally by my Department and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Financial year 2004-05
Supplier Objective Value (£)
Deloitte and Touche Update of Libra business case and finance model. 79,529
Deloitte and Touche Implementation of IT Shared Services including creation of a new DCA IT delivery organisation. 1,603,700
Ernst & Young Independent Regulatory Review of the Regulatory Framework for Legal Services in England and Wales. 235,256
KPMG Consultancy support connected with public register of fines and judgements. 101,000
KPMG Consultancy support connected with corporate reorganisation of DCA centre and subsequent transition planning. 817,751
KPMG HR review and assessment connected with post of Head of Scotland Office 2,816
KPMG Review of Finance Division functions and roles. 68,750
KPMG Specialist audit by independent consultants of fraud risk at Court Funds Office. 22,000
KPMG Management review and assessment of SCS processes on behalf of Human Resources. 26,704
KPMG Review and assessment of European Policy and Information Rights Division. 5,747
KPMG Advising on balance sheet accounting issues, standardisation manual and project management for HMCS Estates. 17,137
PricewaterhouseCoopers A number of projects, including Vulnerable Customers Project; Civil Justice Consumer Research & Criminal Justice Experience Project that fed into the Consumer Strategy Review. 2,162,000
PricewaterhouseCoopers Review of Court Private Finance initiative schemes accounting treatment and review of annual reporting. 34,150
PA Consultancy support connected with Courts Act Pilots and data / performance analysis and best practice identification. 1,304,050
Financial year 2005-06
Supplier Objective Value (£)
Deloitte and Touche Update of Business Case to Treasury relating to Supreme Court Implementation Programme. 92,950
Deloitte and Touche Support with implementation of the IT Shared Services Project. 174,570
Deloitte and Touche Supported development of Libra Business Case. 35,227
Deloitte and Touche Project/programme management connected with Gateway Review. 88,076
Deloitte and Touche Project and programme management connected with eDG Assignment Initiation Document. 64,652
Deloitte and Touche Finance & Project Accounting support to eDG, Costing & Charging Process Assurance, Contract Management Team Review. 888,688
Deloitte and Touche Change management co-ordinators for implementation of Oracle 11i financial software. 52,370
Ernst & Young Provided financial advice connected with HM Treasury Green Book analysis. 23,412
Ernst & Young Development of policies and procedures regarding expense payments to Lord Lieutenants. 21,951
Ernst & Young Development of a number of financial management modelling tools for use by HMCS. 323,000
KPMG Risk management review of DCA corporate Governance structures. 86,160
KPMG Re-shaping HQ Delivery of its 5 Year Strategy Plan. 173,900
KPMG Review of DCA Governance structures to highlight gaps, inconsistencies and issues. 73,200
KPMG Review and development of Performance Management Framework. 86,750
KPMG External recruitment campaign for senior change management personnel. 58,827
KPMG Redesign of Assessment Centre for Senior Staffing & Talent Management. 10,000
KPMG Analytical support and advice on existing financial systems and processes for Financial Systems Implementation (FSI) project. 382,073
KPMG Financial management accounting assessment. 12,870
KPMG Modelling and financial analysis on behalf of Legal Services Commission. 33,119
KPMG Consultancy support with DCA Senior Civil Service Assessment Centres. 5,000
PricewaterhouseCoopers Provided financial analysis to support the draft Legal Services Bill and produced an actuarial report on the Compensation Fund. 150,000
PricewaterhouseCoopers External research, analysis and project management of major survey of public attitudes to and engagement with the Criminal Justice System 325,530
PricewaterhouseCoopers External research and analysis of business information held across the Criminal Justice Service. 106,000
PricewaterhouseCoopers Support connected with the cross-government Administrative Burdens Reduction project. 95,020
PricewaterhouseCoopers HR consultancy concerning provision of Learning and Development advice and delivery of a plan for the "new" Department. 128,352
PricewaterhouseCoopers Workforce Development Strategy, summary document and advice 8,852
PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultancy on Performance Management 19,588
PricewaterhouseCoopers Provided support and advice on setting up HMCS Finance plus transition of other DCA Finance functions. 74,025
PricewaterhouseCoopers Project management connected with implementation of Oracle 11i financial software. 204,163
PricewaterhouseCoopers External Review of DCA Internal Audit Function. 24,400
PricewaterhouseCoopers Development and implementation of financial reporting tool. 167,000
PricewaterhouseCoopers Development of a risk management identification and reporting format. 77,000
PricewaterhouseCoopers Cost Benefit Analysis of Civil justice Centre, Liverpool. 22,090
PA Embedding programme and project management techniques within Constitution Directorate. 13,074
PA Programme & Project Management of major change programme within Constitution Directorate. 37,900
PA Provide consultancy support to help build the evidence base to inform HM Courts Service Business Strategy 92,500
PA Electronic Filing & Document Management (EFDM) feasibility study 136,300
PA Expert development of the Electronic Filing & Document Management (EFDM) business case. 373,700
PA Support with various consultancy projects associated with roll out and in support of the National Enforcement Programme whose aim was to improve enforcement performance within HMCS. 1,523,196
PA Development of capacity modelling tool leading to improved performance by HMCS Enforcement (London) region. 141,900
PA Development of high-level business case and implementation plan for the HMCS Business Strategy to improve operating efficiency and effectiveness. 482,026
PA Development of a capacity modelling tool designed to improve operational performance in the magistrates courts. 40,373
PA Strategic consultancy advice for developing supplier market. Analysed market and advised on development of supplier strategy to improve operation and process. 299,109
Financial year 2006-07
Supplier Objective Value (£)
Deloitte and Touche Nil return
Ernst & Young Nil return
KPMG Project Management consultancy support and advice for Performance Management Division. 31,800
PricewaterhouseCoopers Diversity consultancy to support better and more focussed use of resources across the staff networks. 55,351
PricewaterhouseCoopers Business process re-engineering at the Public Guardianship Office and Court of Protection. 459,092
PA Delivery of project to undertake fundamental review of judicial training 31,564
PA Consultancy connected with transfer of Access Rights Unit to Information Rights Division. 95,628
PA Consultancy support connected with the completion and publication of the Carter Review of Legal Aid Procurement. 50,597
PA Development and implementation of operating procedures to support eDG in management of DISC programme. 1,812,175
PA Review/ and assurance of supplier project plans for workstream development, including knowledge transfer in the Service Upgrade Programme Study (SUPS). 377,963
PA Support to develop and implement the National Enforcement Service and HMCS Enforcement Programme. 1,476,563
PA Expert advice and support to a major IT enabled business change programme within Civil, Family and Customer Services Division. 740,000
PA Consultancy support to HMCS Enforcement Programme in London including a detailed impositions analysis of traffic offences across the London Region. 115,881
PA Analysis and review of listing processes to identify potential cost and efficiency savings within the Asylum & Immigration Tribunal. 207,500

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