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Consultancy Contracts.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 18 November 2008

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Ceisteanna (618)

Paul Kehoe

Ceist:

612 Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Education and Science the amount of money paid out to consultants in the years 2000 to date in 2008; the name of each consultancy firm; the work carried out by each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41178/08]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

The following tables provide information concerning monies paid to consultants by my Department in the years 2003 to the end of October 2008. Information relating to consultancy payments for the years 2000 to 2002 is not readily available and would involve an inordinate amount of administrative time to compile.

Year 2003*

Total Cost: €843,666.50

Name of consultant

Purpose

Accenture

Advice & Assistance in the implementation of a Financial Management System

Ashby Food Safety Associates Ltd

Tendering process for light restaurant equipment

Bruce Shaw Safety Management

Health & Safety Revised Procedures

Cooney Carey

Study of schools transitional difficulties following phasing out of CE Schemes

Datanet Ltd

Feasibility Study on Providing Broadband Connectivity to Schools

Deloitte & Touche/A&L Goodbody

Pilot PPP Education Project (National Maritime College)

Dr Jane Pillinger

For Work on Equality/Diversity booklet

Dr Joe Mc Hugh

Reports on Cork Northside centre for Higher Education

Dr Maeve Martin

Desk study on Montessori teacher qualifications

Eoghan Boyle

Europe at School

Fitzpatrick Associates

Impact Assessment of EU Youth Programme

Giant Accountancy Services

Reading Recovery Study

Indecon Consultants

Interim evaluation of Socrates Programme

IPA

Providing quality service/ Implementation of devolved control

Iseult Mc Carthy

Europe at School

JJ Dwyer & Associates

Review of Partnership in the Department

John Coolahan

Compilation of National Dossier for Eurydice

Josephine O Donnell

Provision of Career Guidance Services to the European Schools

Karen Bacon

Provision of Career Guidance Services to the European Schools

Mazars McIvor

Assessment of staffing requirement of National Adult Learning Council

Michael Collins and Associates

Architectural advice

OECD

Review of Higher Education in Ireland

Precision Marketing Information Ltd

Census of schools — set up and data capture costs

Precision Marketing Information Ltd

Reports from census

Price Waterhouse Cooper

Audit of enrolments and release time scheme in primary schools

Talbot Associates Ltd

Review of supply teacher scheme

Valarie Considine

Accountant in DES

*For the years 2003 — 2006 the figures include some expenditure on contractors categorised as consultancy at the time.

Year 2004*

Total Cost: €981,469.52

Name of consultant

Purpose

Advanced Organisation & Mngt Develop.

Colloquium on Higher Education

Ashby Food Safety Associates Ltd

Catering Services Audit

Butler Group

Evaluation of Project Proposal

Butler Group UK

Ptinum Subscription Service

C Moore & Associates Ltd

Advice re expenditure review initiative on school buildings

Cahill’s Sport Emporium

Preparation of speech material

Carr Communications

Facilitation at official function

Carr Communications

Advice, support & assistance for Your Education System (Y.E.S.) process

Clare Cunningham, Rockfinch Ltd

Council of Europe Report — Language Education Policy Country Profile

Cloncar Consulting International

Election of Teaching Council Members

Coady Partnership Architects

Department of Education & Science Furniture Review

Cynthia Deane — Options Consulting

Preparation of Strategy Statement for NEPS

Datanet Ltd

Assistance to Schools Broadband Steering Group

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Review of the operation of the 2004 Schools Building Programme

Expert Report OECD Study

Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers

FarrellGrantSparks/A&L Goodbody

Consultancy Services to achieve contractual and financial close to Cork School of Music PPP Project

FarrellGrantSparks/A&L Goodbody

Value for money assessment for Cork School of Music revised output spec.

Gartner

Evaluation of Project Proposal

Gearoid O Riain

Assist in drafting the Traveller Education Strategy

IPA

Providing quality service/ Implementation of devolved control

John Coolahan

Eurydice Dossier

John Coolahan

OECD Report

Mazars

Finance Unit support

McIver Consultants/Steering Committee

Re-expenditure of ICT Undergraduate Skills Programme

MRBI

Qualitative Depths

MRBI

Postal Survey

MRBI

Customer Service Survey

Polaris Human Resources

Review of Gender Mainstreaming in DES

Precision Marketing Information Ltd

Reports from Census

Softex

Consultancy on Qualitiy Customer Service (QCS) targets

Torlach O Connor

European Year of Education Through Sport

Valarie Considine

Accountant in DES

*For the years 2003 — 2006 the figures include some expenditure on contractors categorised as consultancy at the time.

Year 2005*

Total Cost: €1,135,141.89

Name of consultant

Purpose

A & L Goodbody

Youth Information Provision Review

Advanced Organisation & Mngt Develop.

Colloquium on Higher Education

AMAS

Advice & Guidelines on writing for the web on a restricted website

Archives Consultancy Services Ltd

Record Management Workshops

Barrister-at-Law

Barrister to advise Department

Brid McGrath

Report on the development of a library service in NEPS

Caroline Hussey

Adjudication Panel of Courses

Clare Cunningham, Rockfinch Ltd

Council of Europe Report — Language Education Policy Country Profile

Cloncar Consulting International

Election of Teaching Council Members

Columb Collins

Adjudication Panel of Courses

Cynthia Deane — Options Consulting

Preparation of Strategy Statement for NEPS

Cynthia Deane — Options Consulting

Contracted by the statutory Educational Disadvantage Committee to assist in preparation of its final report

Datanet Ltd

Support & Advice to Schools Broadband Steering Group

Denis Healy

Adjudication Panel of Courses

Dr. Richard Boyle

External Quality Assessor — expenditure review Initiative

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Review of Primary/Post Primary Schools Building Programme 2004

FarrellGrantSparks/A&L Goodbody

Consultancy Service to achieve contractual and financial close to Cork School of Music PPP Project

Insight Statistical Consulting Ltd

Survey Analysis for Primary Inspectorate

Insight Statistical Consulting Ltd

Evaluation of the Impact of ICT on Teaching and Learning in First and Second Level Schools

John Coolahan

UNESCO 11EP Study Visit

John Hayden

Adjudication Panel of Courses

Knowledge Works

Technical Writers to produce Section 15 Reference Manuals

Laurence O Ciarain

NEPS/School Protocol in Grievance Cases

Mazars

Finance Unit Support

Michael Beirne BL

Local Inquiry under Section 105 of VEC Act 1930

McCann Fitzgerald Solicitors

Form of Building Contract for use on Design & Build projects

McIver Consultants

Funding Review of the Youth Sector

McIver Consultants

Market Research for report of Expenditure Review of ICT Undergraduate Skills Programme

MORI Ireland

Customer Survey on behalf of the DES Inspectorate

Theta Eta Advisors Ltd

DES Accounting Review

Torlach O’Connor

Future Objectives National Report

Torlach O’Connor

Local Inquiry under Section 105 of VEC Act 1930

Valarie Considine

Accountant in DES

*For the years 2003 — 2006 the figures include some expenditure on contractors categorised as consultancy at the time.

Year 2006*

Total Cost: €966,094.50

Name of consultant

Purpose

Ms Valarie Considine

Employment of an Accountant

QMP Publicis

Men as Teachers and Educators ad campaign

Indecon International Economic Consultants

Appraisal and Management of Capital Expenditure Proposals in the Public Sector

Mazars

Core Year End & Appropiations Accounts

Farrell Grant Sparks

Cork School of Music PPP project

Arthur Cox & Co

PPP Schools Programme First Bundle

Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend

PPP Schools Programme First Bundle

Columb Collins

Fees re: Adjudication Panel

Caroline Hussey

Fees re: Adjudication Panel

John Hayden

Fees re: Adjudication Panel

St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra

Review of Special Schools and Special Classes

John McBratney Senior Counsel

Recoupment of expenses to carry out an enquiry

Insight Statistical Consulting Limited

Evaluation of ICT Uses in Schools

Brid Mc Grath

Development of a Library Service in NEPS

Clare Mangan

Psychological Assessments in the area of autism

Victor McElfatrick

Care Inspections at Chidren Detention Schools

Marie-Louise Hughes

report re: judicial review on Michael Arnold & Sean Murnane

Pat Ryan

Inquiry under the VEC Acts into performance of a teacher

McDowell Purcell Partnership Solicitors

Fees re: Legal Advice to Pat Ryan

Parthalan O Cealleachair

Fees, T & S re Appeals Committee work

Jim Lyons

Fees, T & S re Appeals Committee work

Elspeth Henderson

Fees, T & S re Appeals Committee work

Dermot Morris

Fees, T & S re Appeals Committee work

Theta Eta Advisors Ltd

Fee re Tom Higgins (external member of Department’s Audit Committee)

A & L Goodbody

Funding Review of the Youth Sector

McIver Consultancy

Youth Information Provision Review

PricewaterhouseCooper

Examination of the application of state funding to MIE for the purpose of Teacher Education nad related services

*For the years 2003 — 2006 the figures include some expenditure on contractors categorised as consultancy at the time.

Year 2007

Total Cost: €517,043.86

Name of consultant

Purpose

System Dynamics Solutions Ltd

Work on Department’s File Registry System

Insight Statistical Consultancy

Analysis of Depart’s Guidance Questionnaire for Senior Cycle Students in Post primary Schools 06/07

Mary Immaculate College

Evaluation of the Regional Curriculum Support Service of the Primary Curriculum Support Programme

Eustace Patterson Ltd

Evaluation of new pilot project re supporting educational needs of students in Youthreach Programme

Phoenix Safety

Risk Assessment & Safety Statement for Marlborough Street complex 20th to 27th Sept 2007 5 days

Horwath Consulting Ireland Ltd

Development of a National English Language Policy & Framework for Legally-Resident adult Immigrants

Indecon

Final Evaluation of the Leonardo and Socrates Programme I

Core International

Upgrading the teacher payroll system

Certification Europe Ltd

Assessment of IT Unit against ISO 27001 — Information Security Management Standard

Deloitte & Touche

Review of the Service Delivery Capacity of the IT Unit

McDowell Purcell Partnership

Legal advice given to consultant carrying out inquiry in accordance with S.105 Vocational Education Act

Eco-Unesco

Research into current Education for Sustainable Development Activities in Ireland and Internationally

OLM Consultancy

Set up Design Safety Management System for Building Unit and advise on new Health & Safety Regulations

Sonas Consulting Ltd

Evaluate traveller education worker employed under School Completion Programme

Road Plan Consulting Limited

Road Safety Audit on schools in Co’s Meath and Limerick

JM Consulting Ltd

Conduct premliminary assessment of submission by Waterford IT re university status

PricewaterhouseCoopers

The Middletown Centre for Autism (joint funded by DES & Dept.of Education NI)

Pat Ryan

Review of the Co-operation Hours Scheme with other institutions which the Dept currently operates

Conor Feeney

Work on Draft Statutory Instrument implementing Professional Qualifications Directive

Maire Uí Mhaicín

Academic review on the ESRU report An Ghaelige sa Bhunscoil

Dr. Nigel Quirke-Bolt

Reading/preparing written report on the ESRU report ICT in Schools; providing oral report to ESRU

Sean McCann

Review of thresholds re award of a higher level of qualification allowance in respect of certain teachers

Professor Iseult McCarthy

Review of thresholds re award of a higher level of qualification allowance in respect of certain teachers

Year 2008 (to end October)

Total Cost: €340,549.90

Name of consultant

Purpose

Professor Iseult McCarthy

Review thresholds re award of higher level qualification allowance for specialist teachers

Sean McCann

Review thresholds re award of higher level qualification allowance for specialist teachers

John McGinty

Review of Co-operation Hours Committee meetings

Patrick Dowling

Review Co-operation hours with other institutions

Insight Statistical Consultancy

Analysis of Dept’s Guidance Questionnaire for Senior Cycle Students in Post primary Schools 2006/2007

Pat Ryan

Review of Co-operation Hours Committee meetings

Arthur O’Hagan Solicitors

Professional fee for Section 105 Inquiry re Peter Gargan 1/01/07 to 25/04/08

Horwath Consulting Ire Ltd

Development of a National English Language Policy & Framework for Legally Resident Adult Immigrants

Eco Unesco

Development of an education for sustainable development strategy

Sean Connolly

Member of Steering Group — Review of Service Delivery Capacity of IT Unit

Deloitte & Touche

Review of the Service Delivery Capacity of the IT Unit

Bearing Point

Learner Database Advisory Project

Centre for Cross Border Studies

Research/report on Southern Postgraduate Students attending NI Higher Ed. Instutions

ESRI

Provide assistance in identifying the geocordinates of a number of outstanding schools

Norcontel (Ireland) Ltd

Programme Evaluator — Schools Broadband Access Programme

Norcontel (Ireland) Ltd

Technical,commercial & financial advice — Schools Broadband Access Programme

Colgan & Associates

Provide research services re set up process for Special Education Appeals Board

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