Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (288)

Shane Cassells


288. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of external consultant reports commissioned by his Department in each of the years March 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the cost of same; the company involved; and the title and publication date by report in tabular form. [32253/19]

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The consultant reports commissioned by my Department since March 2011 are set out in the table below:

Report Title


Publication Date



Banking services for central government – review of market


Internal Report


Independent verification of savings arising under the Public Service Agreement

MKO Partners

June 2011



Report on Reasons Behind Voter Behaviour in the Oireachtas Inquiry Referendum 2011

Red C Research and Marketing Ltd.

January 2012


Independent verification of savings arising under the Public Service Agreement

Grant Thornton

13 June 2012


Capacity and Capability Review of Central Procurement Function


6 September 2012


IT Capability Maturity Framework Executive Assessment

Innovation Value Institute, NUIM

November 2012



Independent verification of savings arising under the Public Service Agreement

Grant Thornton

3 July 2013


Report of a Consultation with Civil Society Representatives and Citizens on Ireland’s Participation in the Open Government Partnership

Transparency International, Ireland

2 October 2013



Debt Management – Final Report


24July 2014


Open Data project (Best Practice Handbook; Data Audit Report; Roadmap for Open Data; Evaluation Framework; Open Data Publication Handbook)

Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway

July 2014


Value for Money Report of Dublin Castle's Conference Facilities

Newmarket Consulting

Qtr 3, 2014


Fund Structuring Services Agreement for Social Housing and Energy Efficiency in Ireland

European Investment Bank

5 November 2014


Baseline Report Single Pension Scheme

Mr Seamus O’Dwyer

9 December 2014


OGP Development of Training and Organisation Development

Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon

Internal Report


Irish Security Services Market Report

OVE Arup & Partners Ireland t/a ARUP

Internal Report


Cleaning Services Market Report

OVE Arup & Partners Ireland t/a ARUP

Internal Report



Civil Service Disciplinary Code Review

Byrne Wallace

March 2015


Civil Service Disciplinary Code Review

Clarion Consulting

May 2015


Recommendations to DPER for Clare River (Claregalway) Flood Relief Scheme

JBA Consulting

November 2015


NSSO Continuous Improvement Report

Ernst & Young

November 2015


Comparative Report on European National Identification Numbers

Hans Graux of time.lex CVBA

Publication pending the completion of the work of the PPSN Review Group


Provision of legal expertise to assist and advise the Department in the preparation of Guidance to Public Bodies under section 21(3) of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014

Lauren Kierans BL

Provision of legal expertise only. Not for publication.


Options for the next National Lottery licence

Davy Corporate Finance

Internal Report


Building Strategic HR in the Civil Service

McGrath Associates

Internal Report


PeoplePoint: Optimal Resourcing Review reflecting present and future organisational requirements

Equita Consulting

Internal Report


Baseline Research 2015 – Usage, Resourcing and costs of ICT across selected Public Service Bodies


Internal Report


Service delivery model for Government ICT Shared Services


Internal Report


Laundry Services Research Report

OVE Arup & Partners Ireland t/a ARUP

Internal Report


Document Management Services Research Report

OVE Arup & Partners Ireland t/a ARUP

Internal Report



River Ilen (Skibbereen) drainage scheme: environmental impact statement recommendations to DPER

Ryan Hanley Consulting Engineers

January 2016


Analysis of Business Processes for European Structural and Investment Funds and Development of a Detailed Specification for EU Structural Funds 2014-20


4 March 2016


Review of environmental impact statement of the Bandon River (Bandon) drainage scheme

CAAS Limited

March 2016


Research and recommendation on a fit for purpose HR model/structure for the NSSO

Sile O’Donnell

April 2016


Payroll Shared Services operational review


June 2016


A critical review of the applicability of the performance related remuneration approach to the Irish Public Service

Institute of Public Administration

July 2016


Public Service Spend and Tendering Analysis for 2014


September 2016


Environmental Impact Statement of the River Mall Templemore Drainage Scheme

CAAS Limited

December 2016


Gov.ie – The government Digital Services gateway

Red C Research and Marketing Limited

December 2016


OGP ICT Category Strategies (8 in total)


Internal Report


OGP Strategic Market Assessment – Phase 1


Internal Report


OGP Strategic Market Assessment – Phase 2


Internal Report


OGP Strategic Market Assessment – Phase 3


Internal Report


eInvoicing Recommendation Report


Internal Report


Business case – shared model for Learning and Development in the Irish Civil Service

Knowledge Pool as part of Capita Consulting

Internal Report


Appropriate HR model for OGP

John O’Hehir Consulting Ltd.

Internal Report


Economic assessment of issues raised in relation to the tendering process for the supply of printing devices

Peter Bacon & Associates Economic Consultants

Internal Report


OGP Audit of Methodologies for 2013 Spend Data Analysis

KOSI Corporation Ltd.

Internal Report


eCatalogue Readiness Assessment Report

Science Warehouse

Internal Report


Review to investigate the possible approaches for data centre hosting of Government cloud and other infrastructure


Internal Report


Review, redesign and implementation of an organisational restructure of the ICT Service Delivery Unit


Internal Report


Provision of Internal & External Market Research – Break Fix services

Clearview Group Procurement Solutions

Internal Report


Market Research: ICT Peripherals and Scanners Research Report

Business Change Management Limited

Internal Report



National Data Infrastructure – A Comparative Analysis


Q1 2017


Public Service Pay Commission – Review of Actuarial Submissions


8 May 2017


River Feagle (Clonakilty) Drainage Scheme: environmental impact statement review recommendations to DPER

Ryan Hanley Consulting Engineers

August 2017


OGCIO – Government Cloud Platform (Build to Share) – PoC Security Design Review Report

Ward Solutions

Internal Report


OGCIO BTS – Business Case for the delivery of common ICT Services


Internal Report


Advisory services for the delivery of business cases for the Build to Share applications and the Build to Share infrastructure


Internal Report


Sourcing Strategy for Mobile Voice and Data Services

Analysis Mason

Internal Report


Business Process Automation Process scoping report


Internal Report



Analysis, options and recommendations on implementing a Unique Business Identifier


Q1 2018


Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Diversity and Inclusion Diagnostic Report


Internal Report


Reports of Review of Flood Risk Management Plan; Environmental Reports; Strategic Environmental Assessment Statement and; Natura Impact Statement

Fehily, Timoney & Co

April 2018


Data Protection Audit Report for BTS Applications

Cygnus Consulting

1 June 2018


Pay and Benefits for Nurses, Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors and Consultants – International Data

Treacy Consulting / Willis Towers Watson

4 September 2018


Engage to Change – A Collaborative Study on Recruitment and Retention of Nurses, Midwives and Doctors

Research Matters

4 September 2018


Independent Review of the Tender Advisory Service

Research Matters

November 2018


Research into Experience of Engagement with the OGP among client Public Sector Bodies

Coyne Research Associations Ltd

Internal Report


Tender Submission Financial Analysis Report

Anne Brady McQuillans DFK

Internal Report


Civil Service Renewal


Internal Report


Strategic Review of the HCM and Payroll technologies for the Irish Civil Service

Bearing Point

Internal Report


Workforce Planning and training review

CMC Business

Internal Report


OECD Report on Financial Reporting in Ireland (2019)


12 June 2019

Funded by EU Structural Reform Support Programme

Review of eCohesion IT System, final report on Designation Assessment

Astron Consulting

21 September 2018


Enabling Digital Ireland research exploring citizens’ use of, appetite for and access to online Government services


Internal Report


Public Service Innovation Network (Research and Implementation Option) Report


Internal Report


Review of Data for Non-Profit Sector


Internal Report



Review of Structures for Management of European Regional Development Fun (ERDF) Programmes in Ireland

Crowe Ireland

Reporting currently being drafted


Review of International Practices in Government Communications


June 2019


* Denotes Pounds Sterling

OGP = Office of Government Procurement

OGCIO = Office of the Government Chief Information Officer