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Colombia

Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met representatives of Justice for Colombia. [286858]

Chris Bryant: My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary met my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Central (Tony Lloyd), Vice-Chair of Justice for Colombia (JFC), and representatives of the Unite and Amicus trade unions in July 2008 to discuss human rights in Colombia.

My ministerial colleagues and I regularly meet representatives of non-governmental organisations with an interest in Colombia, including JFC. Most recently, I met Colombian trade unionist Luis Alberto Vanegas and representatives of JFC on 2 July 2009.

Departmental Consultants

Mr. Holloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to volume two of his Department's Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2008-09, page 39, for what reasons his Department's estimated expenditure on consultants has increased to £60 million in 2008-09. [286033]

Chris Bryant: The figures quoted in the annual report and resource accounts for 2008-09 included managed service provision.

The Office of Government Commerce defines managed services as being

The managed services included Hewlett-Packard Joint Service Delivery Team staff, Cap-Gemini staff working on Prism (the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) management tool), and Fujitsu staff working on FCONet (the FCO intranet).

Consequently, the figures for actual expenditure in 2007-08 and estimated expenditure in 2008-09 are not comparable. We do not believe the actual cost on consultancy has increased.

Departmental Contracts

Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2009, Official Report, column 284W, on departmental contracts, what the monetary value is of each contract entered into by his Department during financial year 2008-09 with (a) Alchemist Partnership Limited, (b) Avail Consulting, (c) Building Services Group Ltd., (d) Cambridge Econometrics, (e)
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Concerto Consulting, (f) Coombs Consulting Ltd., (g) Corporate Value Associates, (h) Haig Consulting Ltd., (i) Hanover Aviation Consulting Ltd., (j) Hay Group Management Limited, (k) Intuity Consulting Ltd., (l) Jedi Systems Consulting Ltd., (m) KPMG LLP, (n) Methods Consulting, (o) Minimal Risk Consultancy Ltd., (p) Mott MacDonald, (q) Ove Arup, (r) Oxford Policy Management Ltd., (s) PA Consulting Group, (t) Projected Consulting Ltd., (u) Purcon Ltd., (v) Ridge and Partners, (w) RPS Health Safety, (x) TPS Consult, (y) Tribal Consulting, (z) UCT Ltd. and (aa) Venn Group Ltd. [285289]


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Chris Bryant: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) only has a static database of all of its contracts in the UK and overseas which was compiled in the latter part of 2008. Work is currently being undertaken to convert this to a real time database. To gather all of the contract information for 2008-09 would involve disproportionate cost so the attached response reflects records kept by the two contracts teams in the FCO and FCO Services for 2008-09 which will cover a high proportion of the contracts awarded by the FCO in the UK during the period.


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Monetary Value (£) Comment

Alchemist Partnership Limited

Tristan da Cunha Sustainable Development Plan

53,200

-

Avail Consulting

Vetting Unit Programme

148,500.00

-

Building Services Group Ltd

Strategy and Business Consultancy Services

share of 4,000,000 framework

Framework awarded to four suppliers, total monetary value of £4m

Dubai Gatehouse - engineering advice

41,425

Framework Consultant

Cambridge Econometrics

Consultancy Services: Impact of oil prices on global economic recovery

33,845

-

Concerto Consulting

Senior Facilities Management Advisor

174,000

-

Coombs Consulting Ltd

Management Services Internal Consultancy Support to FCOS ESG

70,000.00

-

Corporate Value Associates

Strategy and Business Consultancy Services

See Avail above

Framework awarded to four suppliers, total monetary value of £4m

Haig Consulting Ltd

Estates Related Project Management Services

511,000.00

-

Hanover Aviation Consulting Ltd

Framework Agreement for Air Brokerage Agent

DFID owned Framework. No FCO contract placed by FCO Contracts Team to date

Hay Group Management Ltd

Benchmarking for FCO Pay Grades in Asia-Pacific Region

17,000

-

Intuity Consulting Ltd

Consultancy Services for Programme and Project Mgt Services for PRISM Declassification

252,000

Annual Commitment

Jedi Systems Consulting Ltd

HMRC Support Contract

30,624.00

-

KMG LLP

Strategy and Business Consultancy Services

See Avail above

Framework awarded to four suppliers, total monetary value of £4m

Methods Consulting

Provision of Consultancy Services to FM Project

143,000

-

Minimal Risk Consultancy Ltd

Provision of Intelligence Staff in Afghanistan

387,935

-

Mott MacDonald

Basra: Hollyoaks - Additional Protection

142,082

-

Ove Arup

Kuala Lumpur - COW services

18,913

Framework Consultant

Oxford Policy Management Ltd

Provision of Economic Advice to Governments of up to five British OTs

51,000

-

PA Consulting Group

Strategy and Business Consultancy Services

See Avail above

Framework awarded to four suppliers, total monetary value of £4m

Provision of Consultancy Services for Knowledge and Information Management Strategy

35,000.00

-

Projected Consulting Ltd

Projected Consulting Ltd

305,760.00

Configuration, Implementation and User Training for FCO Services Prism Software focusing on the Oracle Project Suites and modules and related applications

Purcon Ltd

PCMD Category Manager

47,838.00

-

Ridge and Partners

Podgorica New Embassy and Residence

90,000

Spend figure

RPS Health Safety

Madrid Asbestos Survey

7,000

Contract sum

TPS Consult

Khartoum Asbestos Survey

9,750

Contract sum

Tbilisi - BREEAM assessment

11,462

Framework Consultant

Staff Replacements

103,885

Framework Consultant

Staff Replacements

131,684

Framework Consultant

Mexico City - Facility review

6,095

Framework Consultant

Stockholm -PerimeterWall

12,200

Framework Consultant

Buenos Aries - Perimeter Wall

30,000

Framework Consultant

Chongqing - Post Quake Survey

14,500

Framework Consultant

Minsk - Structural Review

6,600

Framework Consultant

Tripoli-Blast Survey

12,000

Framework Consultant

Kuala Lumpur - Blast Survey

25,000

Framework Consultant

Rangoon - Feasibility study

7,800

Framework Consultant

Tripoli - M and E survey

10,997

Framework Consultant

Stockholm - blast glazing survey

4,240

Framework Consultant

Brussels - Structural Survey

6,500

Framework Consultant

Damascus - Delapidation Report

6,000

Framework Consultant

Dubai - Gatehouse structural advise

19,200

Framework Consultant

Pristina - Due diligence report

45,995

Framework Consultant

Minsk - Structural Review

6,000

Framework Consultant

Mexico city - Blast advice

16,532

Framework Consultant

San Jose - Earthquake Report

17,800

Framework Consultant

Khartoum - Structural Advice

5,713

Framework Consultant

Boston - BREEAM Assessment

12,230

Framework Consultant

Basra - Ad-hoc advice

1,000

Framework Consultant

Tripoli - Survey report

28,540

Framework Consultant

Tribal Consulting

Provision of Strategic Partner to assist in Producing IT Training Strategy

99,000

-

UCT Ltd

Pyramid Software Development and Support IS Services and Management Information Systems

400,000.00

-

Venn Group Ltd

Provision of Security Guarding Procurement Lead

125,000

-


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