Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
98. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the amount spent on consultancy fees to companies (details supplied) since June 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21715/19]
My Department administers a diverse, complex and technical brief across critical and strategic sectors of the Irish economy. The technical, commercial, legal complexity and evolving nature of sectors with which the Department deals requires access to external professional expertise to assist in discharging its functions.In procuring these specialist services, my Department always seeks to ensure value for money and that these services contribute to project delivery and informed, robust and evidence-based policy making.
Details of expenditure since June 2015 on consultancy services provided to my Department by the three companies listed in the Question are set out in the table.
|Name of Consultant||Project||Expenditure€|
|KPMG||National Broadband Plan||11,475,285|
|Irish Natural Gas Network Study||208,879|
|PwC||National Broadband Plan||2,411,021|
|Analysys Mason||National Broadband Plan||4,056,077|
|Advice on procurement of a new Emergency Call Answering Service provider||397,288|
|Metropolitan Area Networks Pricing and Access Review Consultancy||110,700|
|Galway - Mayo Pipeline Ducting||102,782|
|International Connectivity for Northern Ireland - Consultancy||38,600|
|Analysys Mason Total||4,705,447|