Ofcom: Consultants

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 17th March 2011.

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Photo of Stephen Barclay Stephen Barclay Conservative, North East Cambridgeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2011, Official Report, column 472W, on Ofcom: consultants, on what services Ofcom's £6.7 million expenditure in 2009-10 on consultancy professional specialist was spent; which companies provided each such service; how many hours each such provider worked on the provision of such services; and what estimate he has made of the number of staff involved in provision of such services.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

holding answer 14 March 2011

Ofcom made use of 163 professional consultancies (non-procurement framework) in 2009-10 as part of its overall annual programme of work. The table sets out the suppliers used, the services provided and the total sums paid.

Information provided to Ofcom as part of a tendering process is commercially sensitive. Ofcom is unable to provide a more detailed breakdown of the number of hours worked and staff provided by each supplier since disclosure of this may compromise future tendering processes.

Vendor Description Total (£)
3 Reasons Ltd Media and telecoms strategy advice 5,288
Advanced Top Development & Images Technical Spectrum advice 237,763
Aegis Systems Ltd Spectrum technology research 17,250
Aidan Elliott Internal communications advice and implementation 1,691
Alan Fellows Associates Ltd Technical Spectrum advice 3,856
Alderman Limited Strategic regulation advice 2,875
Allen & Overy Commercial and procurement advice (142)
Alterian (Newbury) Ltd Media consultancy 546
AMTEC Consulting Plc IS programming 30,761
Analysys Mason Ltd TV technical, economic and policy advice 39,721
Andrew Chesher Broadcasting policy relating consultancy 1,380
AON Ltd (Redhill) Insurance related services 5,575
Arqiva Spectrum clearance activities, planning and advice 1,285,667
Artemis International Corporation Ltd Software solutions 1,035
Atner Associates Ltd TV policy advice 1,500
BAFTA Management Ltd Telecoms policy advice 12,938
Barclay Associates Ltd Spectrum related advice 9,979
BDG workfutures Premises advice 3,495
BDO Stoy Hayward LLP Tax advice, telecoms accounting advice, and spectrum clearance advice 70,186
Bentley Associates Investigations advice 9,720
Best Foot Forward Ltd Carbon audit and ecological footprint 16,172
Bloomberg LP Accounting and market data services 12,344
Blue Moth Ltd Spectrum technical advice 52,420
Bob Foss Strategic Spectrum advice 78,120
Bristows Spectrum clearance advice 88,038
British Broadcasting Corporation Spectrum clearance planning, activities and advice 77,378
Canaleon Ltd Technical Spectrum clearance advice 50,517
Capgemini IS technical work (23,966)
Cary Bazalgette Media literacy advice 1,000
Central Office of Information Marketing and communication 4,053
Change Agency (UK) Ltd Consultancy for digital participation consortium 100,196
Claire Milne Antelope Consulting Telecoms policy consultancy 5,980
Clarus Design Consultancy Ltd Design work 932
Cleo Sylvestre Diversity research 350
Cromwell Associates Ltd Site inspection 86
David G. Money Spectrum clearance advice 23,163
Deloitte & Touche LLP Spectrum clearance activities, advice and planning 412,772
Denton Business Services Ltd Premises advice 4,370
Digital UK Spectrum clearance activities 144,432
Dotecon Ltd Spectrum auction expertise 31,630
Dotted Eyes Ltd Software solutions 3,835
E2 Systems Ltd IS Testing (6,169)
Edward Rushton Telecoms strategy advice 58,649
eGourmet Ltd Telecoms consumer research 24,071
Ember Services Ltd Telecoms policy consultancy 12,741
Enders Analysis Ltd Media strategy advice and research 5,001
ERA Technology Ltd Technical Spectrum work and technology research 96,094
Erkmar Ltd Technical equipment advice 19,123
ETC Venues Ltd Premises activities 1,139
Europa Technologies Ltd Technology research 2,760
Europe Economics Spectrum economic advice 58,069
European Policy Forum Telecoms policy advice 17,250
Euro-Tec Investigations activities 4,661
Fishburn Hedges Boys Williams Ltd Spectrum clearance activities 66,717
Fletcher Priest Architects LLP Premises advice 4,893
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Translation services 5,447
Forman Computer Staff Ltd IS software solutions and activities 72,750
Frank B. Dehn & Co. Legal intellectual property advice 6,831
Frank Verboven Mobile and TV economic advice 5,005
George & Lennard Associates Telecoms research and policy analysis (583)
GfK NOP Media Consumer research 23,316
GfK Retail and Technology UK Ltd Telecoms market research 6,986
GR Media UK Ltd Media research 20,470
Grant Dawe LLP Legal advice for investigations 2,644
Grapevine Search & Selection Ltd Office support temp search (27)
Harry McConnell HR employment advice 14,526
Hays Office Support IS programmers 72,080
Helios Technology Ltd Technical Spectrum advice 46,138
I.D.AT.E. Telecoms market data and research 40,583
i2 Media Research Ltd Spectrum consumer research 26,738
Ian Cooper Competition pensions advice 45,928
iBurbia Limited Media research and advice 14,488
IDC UK Ltd Media research, data and advice 5,750
Ideas Unlimited TV Ltd Technology research and advice 10,120
IET Services Ltd Technical networks forum 8,813
Institution of Engineering & Techno Programme management activities 29,622
Isotek Electronics Ltd Spectrum technology research 793
Item Consulting & Services Ltd Design work 1,380
Ivetsey Communications Ltd BT adjudicator 415,786
Julian Franks Financial telecoms consulting 19,690
Knight Frank LLP Premises activities 760
KPMG LLP Economic analysis, and internal audit work 49,577
Lane Clark & Peacock LLP Pensions advice (695)
Law Debenture Pension Trust Corporation Professional pension trustee governance 139,379
LECG Ltd Economic analysis 35,511
Lizloenard Media Media literacy work 7,361
London Economics Economic analysis and research 110,225
LS Telcom AG IS programming and support 206,376
Maritime Spectrum Working Group Technical Spectrum advice 2,115
Mayer Brown International LLP Pension advice 14,278
McGrigors Belfast LLP Procurement and commercial advice 10,763
Mediatique Ltd Strategy and research advice 92,384
Meeting Deadlines Ltd Software solution 1,610
Mercer (Switzerland) SA Consultancy 700
Merrill Legal Solutions Legal support 717
Milner Company Marketing LLP Spectrum market analysis 6,239
Mitie Ltd Premises equipment and activities 1,293
Morgan Stanley & Co Ltd Spectrum activities (61,656)
Mott MacDonald Ltd Technology research 17,396
MTM London Ltd Media and market analysis 46,000
National Audit Office Audit of IFRS trigger point 4 13,000
National Economic Research Association Economic analysis 2,838
NCC Services Ltd IS support services 36,686
NICC Standards Ltd Technical networks forum (1,294)
Northgate Payroll solutions provider (40)
Official Charts Company Media analysis 2,644
Oliva Lawson Internal communications analysis 1,800
Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates Ltd Media analysis and research 48,751
Opinion Leader Research Ltd Consumer research 20,007
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd Software solutions (1,829)
Osirian Consulting Ltd IS programming and support 16,513
Outsights Ltd Sector analysis and research 17,250
Ovum Ltd Strategy and market analysis 17,625
PA Consulting Group IS support and programme management advice 449,362
Parity Resources Ltd IT system services 130,931
Peter Cramton Spectrum economic analysis 5,485
PFT Ltd Employee and pensions advice 6,550
Pharos 8 Ltd Organisational development 2,645
Phil Davidson Associates Spectrum activities 29,991
Planned Action Ltd Insurance advice 1,380
Plum Consulting Spectrum technology research 44,100
Progressive Computer Recruitment Ltd IS resource solutions 44,291
Pure Pricing Ltd Economic analysis 10,575
QCG Ltd HR consultancy 3,819
Quiddity Solutions HR development advice 758
Radio Systems Information Ltd Technical Spectrum advice 7,259
Rational Energy Ltd Economic analysis 525
Real Wireless Ltd Technical Spectrum advice 177,315
Richard Carter Telecoms policy advice 166
RKnight Consulting Ltd Spectrum clearance activities 32,746
Ruth Evans Consumer representation following postal services integration 1,120
SamKnows Ltd Telecoms market data and analysis 107,334
Saxonbury Services Ltd HR Development advice 5,988
Secured by Design Ltd Security design activities 2,465
Selex Sistemi Integration Ltd Technology research 63,043
Sherbourne Consultancy Organisational development activates 8,671
Sian Evans Media consultancy 24,513
Simon Carne Competition pensions advice 21,554
Simon Fonebi Licensing analysis 19,650
Smith Institute Software testing of Spectrum auction platform 32,633
Specialist Computer Centres Software solutions activities 3,105
Spitfire Communications Limited Diversity advice 3,910
Square One Resources Ltd IS Temp support 15,606
Stern Consultancy Ltd Catering management advice (8)
Steve Carter Telecoms technical activities 59,300
Steven J. Barnett Media analysis 2,400
Strategic IT Consulting IS systems advice 34,870
Strategy Analytics (SA Teligen) Market research 43,125
Sweet & Maxwell Ltd HR data and analysis 549
Synovate Ltd Consumer research 103,458
Thales Research & Technology (UK) Ltd Spectrum technical research 21,151
The Brattle Group Economic analysis 11,801
The Writer Ltd Editing consultancy 2,964
Think Indigo PC support 1,725
Tommaso Valletti Economic analysis 7,868
Total Conflict Management Ltd HR advice 6,363
Total Reporting & Quality Solutions Operations analysis 15,532
Towers Watson Pensions and actuarial advice 621,151
TrinityStar Services Ltd Technical Spectrum advice 995
University of Warwick Economic analysis 45,799
User37 Ltd Media activities 74,395
Verint Systems UK Ltd IS analysis 58,225
Watermark & Co. Consumer panel policy advice 15,275
Journal: Re-categorisation of cost for IS transformation programme Journal: Re-categorisation of cost for IS transformation programme (597,042)
Journal: Re-categorisation of costs for Olympics Programme Journal: Re-categorisation of costs for Olympics Programme (58,317)
Journal: Accounting adjustments Journal: Accounting adjustments (1,101)

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