Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Departmental Contracts

Photo of Cian O'CallaghanCian O'Callaghan (Dublin Bay North, Social Democrats)
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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]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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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



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