Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (180)

Carol Nolan

Question:

180. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the details of contracts of €25,000 or more than have been awarded by his Department or bodies under the aegis of his Department that were found to be non-compliant with procurement guidelines from 1 January 2019 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37796/20]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

In general, competitive tendering is used by my Department unless exceptional circumstances exist which justifies the use of an alternative approach and Department of Finance Circular 40/02 on Public Procurement provides for instances where competitive tendering may not be appropriate, feasible or cost-effective. Non-compliant contracts of €25,000 or more are disclosed by my Department each year in its Appropriation Account which is audited by Comptroller and Auditor General. Details of contracts awarded in 2019 and to date in 2020 are shown in the following tables.  

2019

Contract

Company

Contract Value (Ex VAT)

Mobile phones

Vodafone

€189,571

Fixed phones

Eir

€135,661

Cleaning Services

Moore Cleaning

€120,017

Cleaning Services

Accent Facilities

€67,309

Legal drafting services

Independent contractor

€25,000

Media Monitoring Services

Kantar

€59,546

Legal advisory services in support of the National Broadband Plan

Mason, Hayes & Curran

€1,200,000

Legal advisory services in support of the National Broadband Plan

Mason, Hayes & Curran

€600,000

Financial and procurement advisory services in support of the National Broadband Plan

KPMG

€850,000

Financial and procurement advisory services in support of the National Broadband Plan

KPMG

€850,000

Technical advisory services to support the National Broadband Plan

Analysys Mason

€700,000

Technical advisory services to support the National Broadband Plan

Analysys Mason

€430,375

Specialist personnel to support the National Broadband Plan

KPMG

€300,000

Taxation advisory services in support of the National Broadband Plan

Deloitte

€40,000

Taxation advisory services in support of the National Broadband Plan

Deloitte

€30,000

Economic and strategy advisory services in support of the National Broadband Plan

PWC

€300,000

Economic and strategy advisory services in support of the National Broadband Plan

PWC

€100,000

Insurance advisory services in support of the National Broadband Plan

Marsh Insurance

€94,838

Management of the National Digital Research Centre

National Digital Research Centre

€2,330,000

Advisory services in relation to the procurement of a MSE for the Galway-Mayo Telecoms Duct

Analysys Mason

€32,301

Advisory services in relation to the procurement of ECAS

Analysys Mason

€41,000

ObSERVE services to survey the western Irish Sea

University College Cork-led consortium

€270,109

Chair of Price Monitoring Group

Communimax

€70,000

Seismic Programme

IMC Exploration

€50,000

Fuel

West Cork Oil Company

€70,744

Insurance

Aquabroker

€64,529

Fuel Cards

Diesel Card Ireland

€67,430

Electrical Maintenance

Marine Electrics

€80,000

Filming

New Decade

€60,000

Electric Vehicle

Hyundai

€30,679

Maintenance

MH Auto Body

€120,000

Consultancy Services

Independent contractor

€62,467

Maintenance

Independent contractor

€50,000

Maintenance

South Coast Diesels

€50,000

Support on Wind Energy Guidelines Noise Provisions

RPS

€35,700

Marginal abatement cost curve for Ireland

McKinsey & Co

€318,000

2020 (To Date)

Contract

Company

Contract Value (Ex VAT)

Legal advisory services relating to the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill

Independent contractor

€55,000

Just Transition

Independent contractor

€30,000

Legal advisory services in support of the National Broadband Plan

Mason Hayes & Curran

€57,000

Financial and procurement advisory services in support of the National Broadband Plan

KPMG

€322,096

The information requested in relation to the agencies under the aegis of my Department is an operational matter for each agency.  The Department will request the relevant bodies to reply directly to the Deputy with the information requested in respect of their organisations.