Written answers

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Covid-19 Pandemic

Photo of Peter FitzpatrickPeter Fitzpatrick (Louth, Independent)
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130. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the cost to date of all Covid-19-related payments in his Department to individuals and corporate entities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15409/21]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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The information which the Deputy requested in relation to my Department is outlined in the table below.

Contractor/Recipient Cost (March 2020 – May 2021) Additional Details (purpose of contract)
Bid & Tender Management Services €850 Procurement Training - training course delivered under existing contract in May 2020 on Managing Contracts during Covid
Quadro Consulting €5,596 Health & Safety, specifically revised field procedures for COVID19 compliant operations.
Datapac €33,504 HP Probook Laptops
Datapac €2,007 Microsoft Lifecam and Headset
Integrity 360 €47,242 RSA Licences
Integrity 360 €27,607 Citrix Licences
BECHTLE DIRECT LTD €4,130 Cisco Webex
MJ Flood €24,600 HP Elitebook
PFH €34,315 Citrix Gateway Licenses and Citrix Licences
Zoom €12,332 Zoom Licenses, Zoom Room License and Zoom Sip Connector for Cisco
Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) €400,000 Additional funding to assist DHDA to meet a shortfall in commercial income resulting from the impact of COVID-19

Trading Online Voucher Scheme (Policy) €18,460,000 Trading Online Voucher Scheme*
* With the advent of COVID-19 many small and micro-businesses found themselves with the challenge of having to shut their physical presence and adapt their business model, with many trading online for the first time. As part of the Government’s COVID-19 Business Supports Package for small businesses, the terms of the Trading Online Voucher Scheme were amended and the budget significantly increased. In 2020, €20.7m was spent by the Department on the Scheme, of which €18.46m can be attributed as Covid-19 related spend. Approximately 13,000 businesses were supported by the Scheme in 2020.


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