Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (717)

Joe Costello

Question:

839 Mr. Costello asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the amount of money spent by his Department on consultancy services since he became Minister; the name of each consultancy firm awarded a contract; the cost to his Department of each contract; the criteria for awarding each contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1094/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

The amount expended on consultancy services by my Department since I took office is €29,375,399.97. Regarding the criteria for awarding contracts, I can inform the Deputy that the contracts would have been awarded in line with Government procurement procedures. I can also inform the Deputy that in some cases limited tendering would have been applicable and that the following criteria for awarding contracts would have been used: understanding the awareness of the requirements of the project; feasibility and credibility of the proposed approach and quality of deliverables; relevant knowledge, skills, expertise and experience of personnel; and cost effectiveness and value for money. The name of the consultancy firms involved and the amounts paid are set out in the following tabular statement.

Name of consultancy firm

Amount paid

Centre for Social and Educational Research. Dublin Institute of Technology

25,497.50

Cawley Nea, Advertising Agency

149,109

Bearing Point (formerly KPMG Consulting)

398,391.68

PriceWaterhouse Cooper Consortiums

2,092,893.78

Terry Lawlor

7,535.93

Gartner Group

44,189.30

IT Network Security Consultants (name of firm withheld for security reasons)

34,318.63

Irish International

38,115

Edelmans PR

76,861

Millward Brown IMS

48,170

National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI)

73,466

Pearn Kandola

57,668.32

Goodbody Economic Consultants Limited

26,468.76

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

70,116

Transition Management

18,150

The Institute of Public Administration

14,000

Strata 3

4,392.30

Conference Partners

9,500

ESRI

142,381.86

Marie Crawley

19,206.30

Louise O'Meara

19,073.45

Capita Services

58,975.69

University of Strathclyde

109,342.01

KW Research

7,013

DTZ Pieda

39,000

Dory Reeves

12,259.80

E-Training International

82,904.59

Fitzpatrick Associates

62,254.50

Siobhan Phillips

3,200

Wendy Davis

1,333.09

Carmel McNamee and Mary Quinlan

14,404

Montague

9,345

Jane Pillinger & Associates

72,600

Hibernian Consulting

59,955

UCC Law Department

26,216.79

Farrell Grant Sparks Consulting (FGS Consulting)

54,208

Landsdowne Market Research

20,000

PriceWaterhouse Coopers

61,660.30

Goodbody Economic Consultants

11,911

Economic and Social Research Institute

145,200

Landsdowne Market Research Limited

6,620

PA Consulting Group

65,136.57

Ralaheen Limited

52,903.62

Accenture

127,000

PriceWaterhouse Cooper

78,741

Open Minds Consultants

6,050

Institute of Public Administration

12,750

Mr. Vincent Steadman

15,080

Ms Eileen Finn

29,300

Terminal Four Solutions Limited

6,594.50

Renaissance Contingency Service Limited

6,655

Blue Wave Technology

13,258

3G identification Limited

19,975.34

AKJ Associates Limited London

40,714.80

Johnny Connolly Research Consultant

4,317.11

Accenture

7,471,511

Helm Corporation

520,963

Fujitsu (formerly ICL)

17,920

Farrell Grant Sparks

75,467

Bill Wood Associates

2,945

Butler Group

9,764

Compuserve

1,265

Fujitsu Consulting

10,452,952

Gartner Group

168,512

Mobius Technologies

1,502

Open Applications Consultants

6,655

Vantage Consultants

3,124,559

Verity

22,167

RCC Consultants Limited

107,986

Accenture

649,217

KPMG Bearing Point

332,591

Eunit AB

11,185

Fujitsu Technology Solutions

1,464,542

JDC Telecom Strategies

1,454

Compliance Engineering

13,794

Michael McGrath

25,591.50

Michael McGrath

57,354

Byrne and Cleirigh

23,731.04

Hay Management Consultants

40,452

Dr. Marian Hanrahan

19,905