Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Questions (836)

Carol Nolan

Question:

836. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has engaged the use of external consultants from 1 January 2020 to date; the details and costs of such engagements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5522/20]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the information requested on the engagement of external consultants by my Department from 1 January 2020 to date is set out in the table.

2020

Company

Details of Engagements

Cost

HBE

Legionella Risk Assessment DAFM facilities T9 and T10 Dublin Port

1,919

RSK ADAS UK LTD

(formerly ADAS UK Ltd.)

An Evaluation of the Green Low –Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS)

Required under EU legislation.

108,536

Grant Thornton

Transparency reports for beef sector

(3 reports)

98,000

ERNST & YOUNG

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – Annual Accounts Certification – Financial Year 2019 & 2020

379,014

Grant Thornton

Cost Benefit Analysis of the TB Programme

106,272

Grant Thornton

Analysis of On Farm Market Valuation

97,170

Deloitte Ireland

Technical Vulnerability and Security Assessment

61,439

Deloitte

Preparation of Cyber Response plan

7,995

RSM Ireland

Evaluation of EMFF OP 2014-2020

109,750

Quality Wizard

ISO 17025: 2017 Consultancy

6,150

FSD – Forest Environmental Research and Services Ltd

UNFCCC/EU LULUCF reporting and development of projections and scenario models.

36,234

NFI – IFER Monitoring and Mapping

Use of proprietary IFER software to compile Ireland’s National Forest Inventory and compilation of reports.

56,868

UCD

Soil identification training course

2,460

BEC Consultants

Vegetation assessment training

1,838