Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Education and Skills
407. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount spent on external consultants by his Department in 2019; the average hourly rate; if caps or limits on such spending are in place; the way in which conflicts of interest are managed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7279/20]
My Department complies with the Department of Finance’s guidelines for engagements of consultants by the civil service, having regard to public procurement guidelines, which include a requirement for the provision of a declaration on conflict of interest.
Contracts are awarded based on the most economically advantageous tender.
The data in respect of 2019 is available on my Department’s website at