Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Departmental Contracts

Photo of Carol NolanCarol Nolan (Laois-Offally, Independent)
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1310. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government 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. [5533/20]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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Consultants appointed by my Department since 1 January 2020, together with the purpose of each service engagement, the costs to date and the expenditure programme concerned, are set out in the following table. Consultancy service providers are only engaged by the Department where specific expertise is required which is not available in the organisation at the relevant time.  

Consultant Purpose of Consultancy
Contract cost
2020 Expenditure to date

(Programme Area)
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Development of a heat pump standard - development of a standard operating procedure for the installation and maintenance of heat pumps
€15,000
€15,000

(Planning & Housing Research)
Quadra Consultancy Ltd Carry out health and safety risk assessments throughout the Department in accordance with relevant statutory obligations
€6,327
€6,027

(Training & Development)
PMCA Economic Consulting Provision of an expert report as part of Ireland’s response to State Aid case SA 52512 concerning local authority health and leisure facilities
€9,225
€9,225

(Local Government)
Korn Ferry Assist in identifying and engaging suitable candidates for consideration by the Assessment Panel in the recruitment of a non-Executive Director of Ervia Board
€36,900
€0

(Water Quality)

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