Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (565)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

565. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment further to Parliamentary Question No. 506 of 10 December 2019, the breakdown of the value of each contract awarded to a company to include the projects and tasks undertaken in the lifetime of the awarded contracts; if a year by year approach will be taken; the measures the company delivered under the contracts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53057/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Analysys Mason was contracted to provide technical advisory services to my Department in relation to the State-led intervention under the National Broadband Plan (NBP). The company was appointed in 2015 to provide technical assistance to the NBP team in developing the strategy for this intervention and to provide technical advice and assistance during the procurement process for the National Broadband Plan (NBP).

Since 2015, Analysys Mason has provided technical support, advice and input at each stage of the NBP procurement process. The company was initially involved in the development of the intervention strategy and provided technical assistance with the preparation of the PQQ (Pre-Qualification Questionnaire) documentation. They were also involved in the technical evaluation of PQQ submissions by tenderers.

Analysys Mason provided technical advice and assistance during the Competitive Dialogue phase, the Invitation to Submit Detailed Solution (ISDS) phase, the Refined Detailed Solution (RDS) phase and the Final Tender phase. They carried out a technical evaluation of bidder submissions during these phases.

In addition, Analysys Mason carried out technical assessments of investment plans by telecoms operators and operator responses to each of the public consultations on the Intervention Map.

The following table provides a breakdown of payments made to Analysys Mason to date, by year.

NBP Payments to Analysys Mason

Year

Amount Paid (incl VAT)

2015

€449,210.01

2016

€556,924.82

2017

€1,302,540.54

2018

€1,392,014.37

2019

€1,257,560.61

TOTAL

€4,958,250.35