To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his Department's 10 largest contracts let since the financial year 2010-11 are; what savings have been made in such contracts; what the level of overspend or underspend was in each such contract; and what steps his Department has taken to monitor the performance of each supplier of such contract following the contract award.
The Department for Education's 10 largest contracts (excluding executive agencies) let since the financial year 2010-11, savings and level of overspend and underspend are as detailed in the following table.
The Department's policy is to assign a contract manager to oversee and monitor performance of the contract, which includes putting in place regular quality assurance meetings and assessment of progress against key performance measures/milestones.
|Teachers' Pension Scheme||Capita||89,000,000||Contract awarded following competitive tender which ensured value for money.||Fixed price contract—no scope for over or under spend.|
|Schools Performance and Data Programme||Resource Management||25,500,000||Savings expected after implementation (spring 2015). Overall expected annual savings £5 million-£6 million by implementing this contract and associated arrangements/efficiencies delivered by the programme compared with the cost of continuing with existing contracts.||None|
|Independent Shared Service Centre 2||Steria||20,000,000||Projected savings: £2.3 million and £3.1 million.||None (contract signed November 2013).|
|Achievement for All||Achievement for All||14,000,000||None||None|
|Creative Media Service (CMS)||Creative Choice||8,000,000||Savings for core Department: £305,203 to date and average 25%+ when benchmarked against 2009-10 prices. This framework is pan-Government and has saved all clients a total of £3.5 million to date.||Nil—each job/call-off is mini-competed with quotes on the CMS procurement portal.|
|Triple Science Support Programme||Myscience.co.Limited||7,000,000||Previous contract was for four years, four months, value £13.2 million. Current contract for two years, six months, value £7.0 million.||£22,107 to date|
|The Mathematics Continuing Professional Development and Support programme||Tribal Education Ltd||6,826,729||None||None|
|Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care||Kings College London||6,714,573||Market cost comparison exercise undertaken to ensure contract represents value for money.||None|
|The provision of infrastructure as a service(IAAS)||Eduserv||6,181,928||None. Payment is based on services consumed and deliverables completed.||None|
|Early Support and Keyworking||National Children's Bureau/Council for Disabled Children/Early Support||5,890,000||Contract awarded following competitive tender which ensured value for money.||None|