Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Departmental Contracts

Photo of Carol NolanCarol Nolan (Laois-Offally, Independent)
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1193. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her Department has engaged the use of external consultants from 1 January 2020 to date; the details and costs of such engagements; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5529/20]

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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The procurement of consultancy services supports my Department in providing analysis that contributes to policy development.

Details of the consultancy service providers engaged by my Department since the start of this year are set out in the following table:

Name of Consultant
Details of Consultancy
Expenditure
Ruth Fitzgerald Legal Advice to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection €1,820
KPMG Actuarial Services €4,920
Crowleys DFK 1. Review of accounting processes for Appropriation and Social Insurance Fund Accounts2. Review of Management Accounting processes €12,730
Sonas Innovation Data Administration €94,648
Demarq IT Administration €4,920
Institute for Employment Studies and Social Finance Procurement Consultancy Services in relation to Contracted Public Employment Services €123,318 (includes expenditure in 2019)
Consult Hyperion Data Privacy Impact Assessment €44,433
Behaviour and Attitudes Jobseeker and JobPath Customer Satisfaction Survey €50,627
ESRI Measurement and Analysis of Household Income and Living Conditions Research Programme €35,276
Total expenditure to date in 2020 € 372,692

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