Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

113. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of contracts and their total financial cost awarded to a company (details supplied) by her Department in each of the years 2008 to 2012, inclusive, and 2013 or whatever years practicable; if all the contracts were winning public tenders; and if she will provide a breakdown of the contracts by date, purpose and individual value. [50960/13]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

114. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of contracts and their total financial cost awarded to a company (details supplied) by her Department in each of the years 2008 to 2012, inclusive, and 2013 or whatever years practicable; if all the contracts were winning public tenders; and if she will provide a breakdown of the contracts by date, purpose and individual value. [50963/13]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

115. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of contracts and their total financial cost awarded to a company (details supplied) by her Department in each of the years 2008 to 2012, inclusive, and 2013 or whatever years practicable; if all the contracts were winning public tenders; and if she will provide a breakdown of the contracts by date, purpose and individual value. [50966/13]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

116. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of contracts and their total financial cost awarded to a company (details supplied) by her Department in each of the years 2008 to 2012, inclusive, and 2013 or whatever years practicable; if all the contracts were winning public tenders; and if she will provide a breakdown of the contracts by date, purpose and individual value. [50969/13]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

117. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of contracts and their total financial cost awarded to a company (details supplied) by her Department in each of the years 2008 to 2012, inclusive, and 2013 or whatever years practicable; if all the contracts were winning public tenders; and if she will provide a breakdown of the contracts by date, purpose and individual value. [50972/13]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

118. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of contracts and their total financial cost awarded to a company (details supplied) by her Department in each of the years 2008 to 2012, inclusive, and 2013 or whatever years practicable; if all the contracts were winning public tenders; and if she will provide a breakdown of the contracts by date, purpose and individual value. [50975/13]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

119. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of contracts and their total financial cost awarded to a company (details supplied) by her Department in each of the years 2008 to 2012, inclusive, and 2013 or whatever years practicable; if all the contracts were winning public tenders; and if she will provide a breakdown of the contracts by date, purpose and individual value. [50978/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 113 to 119, inclusive, together.

The procurement of services is essential to support the Department in providing high quality service to the public in a cost effective and efficient manner and is governed by a comprehensive regulatory, legal and procedural framework.

The Department engages consultants (individuals or organisations) to provide intellectual or knowledge based services (e.g. expert analysis and advice) including the delivery of reports, studies, assessments, recommendations and proposals that contribute to decision making or policy making.

In accordance with Department of Public Expenditure and Reform procedures, procurements of goods and services in excess of €25,000 ex. VAT are advertised on etenders and all IT procurements in excess of €10,000 ex. VAT.

Details of contracts agreed from 2008 to date with consultants to whom the questions refer are set out in the following table.

Selected Consultants Contracted by DSP 2008- 2013 (as at 27th November)

2008

Consultants

Purpose

Public Tender (Y/N)

Contract Value

Grant Thornton

Strategic Review of Customer Facing Services

Yes

€183,406

Ernst & Young

Information Security Support

Yes

€120,000

Deloitte

Forensic Investigation Services

Yes

€40,000

PwC

External Training

No

€4,776

McCann FitzGerald

Legal Services

No

€3,059

2009

Consultants

Purpose

Public Tender (Y/N)

Contract Value

Ernst & Young

Information Security Support

Yes

€300,000

Deloitte

External Training

No

€5,000

McCann FitzGerald

Legal Services

No

€4,126

Grant Thornton

Consultancy Services

No

€1,000

2010

Consultants

Purpose

Public Tender (Y/N)

Contract Value

Arthur Cox

Legal Services

No

€6,598

McCann FitzGerald

Legal Services

No

€1,671

2011

Consultants

Purpose

Public Tender (Y/N)

Contract Value

Deloitte

Information Systems Audit

Yes

€170,478

PwC

Review of Pension Charges

Yes

€61,500

PwC

External Training

No

€10,573

2012

Consultants

Purpose

Public Tender (Y/N)

Contract Value

Deloitte

Information Security Support

Yes

€83,025

KPMG

Actuarial Review of Social Insurance Fund

Yes

€153,750

Arthur Cox

Legal Services

No

€3,703

2013 (as at 27 th November)

Consultants

Purpose

Public Tender (Y/N)

Contract Value

Deloitte

IT Support for Business Object Modelling Development

Yes

€826,560

Deloitte

IT Support for Regional Development

Yes

€1,564,560

PwC

Financial Assessment

No

€7,380