Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
1098. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport 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. [7288/20]
The Department had published details of expenditure on all on external services (including consultancy) for the period 2013-2018 on its website. Details of expenditure on external services (including consultancy) for 2019 is attached (see Professional Services) in the link below.
The OGP Public Procurement Guidelines (January 2019) ())set out best practice in relation to public procurement rules regarding the purchase of goods and services including the current procurement thresholds and the measures in place to address conflicts of interest.