Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Departmental Contracts

Photo of Carol NolanCarol Nolan (Laois-Offally, Independent)
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836. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has engaged the use of external consultants from 1 January 2020 to date; the details and costs of such engagements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5522/20]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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I wish to advise the Deputy that the information requested on the engagement of external consultants by my Department from 1 January 2020 to date is set out in the table.


Company Details of Engagements Cost

HBE Legionella Risk Assessment DAFM facilities T9 and T10 Dublin Port 1,919

(formerly ADAS UK Ltd.)
An Evaluation of the Green Low –Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS)

Required under EU legislation.
Grant Thornton Transparency reports for beef sector

(3 reports)
ERNST & YOUNG Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – Annual Accounts Certification – Financial Year 2019 & 2020 379,014
Grant Thornton Cost Benefit Analysis of the TB Programme 106,272
Grant Thornton Analysis of On Farm Market Valuation 97,170
Deloitte Ireland Technical Vulnerability and Security Assessment 61,439
Deloitte Preparation of Cyber Response plan 7,995
RSM Ireland Evaluation of EMFF OP 2014-2020 109,750
Quality Wizard ISO 17025: 2017 Consultancy 6,150
FSD – Forest Environmental Research and Services Ltd UNFCCC/EU LULUCF reporting and development of projections and scenario models. 36,234
NFI – IFER Monitoring and Mapping Use of proprietary IFER software to compile Ireland’s National Forest Inventory and compilation of reports. 56,868
UCD Soil identification training course 2,460
BEC Consultants Vegetation assessment training 1,838


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