Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Ceisteanna (753)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

753. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount his Department has paid for consultancy services from 2012 to 2017; the details of these payments; the companies that received same; the amount received by each company; the hourly rates that applied to each company; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32991/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I wish to confirm to the Deputy that the information sought cannot be provided in the time allowed. As soon as the information has been collated I will write to the Deputy on the matter.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42.

To note the in some instances, the hourly rate is not available as the overall fee for the consultancy services was fixed or a daily rate as opposed to an hourly rate was applied.

A detailed breakdown of the information required by the Deputy is outlined in the appendix.

Year

Company

Amount (inc Vat)

Hourly rate €

Detail of Payments: i.e. rationale for engaging Consultant

2012

McCann Fitzgerald

€495,232.38

N/A

Development of the Insolvency Bill 2012

2011 - 2015

Professor Gisli Gudjonsson and Dr John Pearse of Forensic Navigation Services, UK

€59,729 (over 5 years)

N/A

Annual Review of Garda Investigative Interview Training for the Smyth Committee

2012

Safecon Training & Consultancy

€984

N/A

Department of Justice and Equality, 51 St Stephen’s Green, Safety Statement

2012

IPA (Institute of Public Administration

€24,538.50

N/A

Mid-term review of first national Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender based Violence

2012

Capita

€14,760

Contracted on a daily rate of 24 days@ €615 per day. Hourly rate based on 8 hour day of €76.88

Consultancy fees to undertake interim evaluation of European Refugee Fund and European Fund for the Integration of Third Country National – period 2007-2010. Evaluation is a requirement of EU Funding

2012

Mr Owen McCarthy

€2,450

Contracted for 7 days @ €350 per day.

Report on the workshop of National Traveller Committees

2012

Mr Owen McCarthy

€2,200

An agreed amount.

Report on ‘Ethnicity and Travellers: An Exploration’ conference proceedings.

2012

RITS Bianconi Research Limited

€10,083

€1,273 daily rate

Required to conduct a perimeter ICT security review (Penetration test) to review & report on the integrity of the Department’s existing security infrastructure

2012

Openplain

€4,682

€646 daily rate

Microsoft Software Licence Review/Audit

2011/2012

Tribal/Helm taken over by Capita

€44,227

N/A

Strategy Development – quality control process to review and assist in implementing audit recommendations to ensure effective internal controls in financial management and payroll processes in the Financial Shared Services.

2012

Mazars

€12,677

N/A

Review of Financial Management System & Payroll

2012

Capita

€3,997

N/A

Audit of ICT in Probation Service

2012

Capita

€9,225

N/A

Audit of ICT Shared Services in Justice

2012

Capita

€4,920

N/A

Audit of Asylum Information System Information Programme (A.I.S.I.P)

2012

Professor Tim Trimble

€3,138.05

Fixed fee

A jointly commissioned research project by the Probation Board for Northern Ireland and the Irish Probation Service. Research Project title – “Evaluation of The Stable and Acute 2007 Risk Assessment and Supervision Model in Use in Ireland and Northern Ireland”

50% paid by Probation Service. Total 2012-2015 €19,403

2012

Rogerson Reddan

€35,806

N/A

Options Study in relation to future infrastructural developments at Cork Prison

2013

Sue Corbett & Jacinta Kitt

€10,500

N/A

Dignity at work in the Irish Prison Service Report on Staff Perceptions

2013

KC Consulting

€4,502

N/A

Benchmark Exercise investigating the implementation of the Irish Prison Service incentivised regimes policy

2013

RITS Bianconi Research Limited

€6,874

€1,273 daily rate

Penetration Testing

2013

SAM360 (formerly Openplain)

€1,776

€646 daily rate

Microsoft Software Licence Review – final payment

2013

Hibernia Evros

€24,631

€554 daily rate

Enterprise Design Architect to review options for datacentre re-build.

2013

Professor Tim Trimble

€3,031.54

Fixed fee

A jointly commissioned research project by the Probation Board for Northern Ireland and the Irish Probation Service. Research Project title – “Evaluation of The Stable and Acute 2007 Risk Assessment and Supervision Model in Use in Ireland and Northern Ireland”

50% paid by Probation Service. Total 2012-2015 19,403

2013

The Communications Clinic

€1,374

Information not readily available.

Facilitators report of the workshop on Irish Sign Language held 14/12/2013

2013

RSM McClure Watters

€23,097.32

N/A

Impact Evaluation Study of Equality for Women Measure. (Payment of first and second instalments)

2013

Capita

€3,338

N/A

Strategy Development – Audit on ICT in FSS (Financial Shared Services)

2014

Dr J.J. Kennedy Roberts Bsc MB ChB OBE FRCGP

€6,389

N/A

Audit of Healthcare in certain prisons/institutions

2014

RITS Bianconi Research Ltd

€29,410

N/A

Review of Irish Prison Service ICT Security 2014

2014

RITS Bianconi Research Ltd

€38,701

€1,273 daily rate

Information Security Advisor & Expert Opinion

2014

Professor Tim Trimble

€6,204.34

Fixed fee

A jointly commissioned research project by the Probation Board for Northern Ireland and the Irish Probation Service. Research Project title – “Evaluation of The Stable and Acute 2007 Risk Assessment and Supervision Model in Use in Ireland and Northern Ireland”

50% paid by Probation Service. Total 2012-2015 19,403

2014

RSM McClure Watters

€14,277

N/A

Impact Evaluation Study of Equality for Women Measure (payment of final instalment)

2014

Ms Maureen Lynott

€4,900

N/A

Facilitation of and reporting on a Consultative forum for the National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2010 -2014

2014

University of Limerick

€5,786

N/A

Analysis of text for final Review of national Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender based Violence

2015

RITS Bianconi Research Limited

€4,901

€1,273 daily rate

Information Security Advisor- required to conduct various perimeter ICT security reviews (Penetration testing) & review & report on the integrity of the Department’s existing security infrastructure & other applications Department wide.

2015

SAM360

€400

€400 (half day)

Microsoft License Advisory Services

2015

The Economic and Social Research Institute

€25,000

Fixed fee

Research Programme on Equality and Integration

2015

Capita Consultants

€15,015

Contracted on a daily rate of 27.3 days @ €550 per day. Hourly rate €68.75 based on 8 hour day

Consultancy fees to undertake final evaluation of European Refugee Fund and European Fund for the Integration of Third Country National – period 2011-2013. Evaluation is a requirement of EU Funding.

2015

Emma Doyle BL

€4,307.46

N/A

Consultation and Drafting re: Legal Services Regulation Act 2015

2015

Sinead Drinan BL

€4,612.50

N/A

Consultation and Drafting re: Legal Services Regulation Act 2015

2015

McDowell Purcell

€34,809.00

€150- €180 per hour

Professional Services re: Legal Services Regulation Act 2015

2015

Margaret O’Driscoll BL

€7,995

N/A

Consultation and Drafting re: Legal Services Regulation Act 2015

2015

Lucy McRoberts BL

€7,955

N/A

Consultation and Drafting re: Legal Services Regulation Act 2015

2015

Professor Tim Trimble

€7,029.17

Fixed fee

A jointly commissioned research project by the Probation Board for Northern Ireland and the Irish Probation Service. Research Project title – “Evaluation of The Stable and Acute 2007 Risk Assessment and Supervision Model in Use in Ireland and Northern Ireland”

50% paid by Probation Service. Total 2012-2015 19,403

2015

Archie Ker, Tarhell Training Centre, Scotland

€973

N/A

Feasibility Study of Laundry Service Mountjoy

2015

Grant Thornton

€7,926

N/A

Independent verification of saving and costings under the Haddington Road Agreement in the Irish Prison Service

2015

Frank Porporino

€7,200

N/A

There had been significant number of developments in the Irish Prison Service in terms of meaningful engagement by prisoners e.g. incentivised regimes, sentence management. Ensure alignment of Psychology Service with all other rehabilitative developments.

2015

Cleanpass

€6,000

N/A

Development of cleaning manual for Irish Prison Service published – for internal use

2015

Calista Nutrition

€2,735

N/A

Consultancy service used to review 28 day menu for prisoners.

2015

Eustace Patterson

€9,471

Fixed fee

Arising from the Strategic Review of Penal Policy 2014, a review of drug and alcohol treatment services for adult offenders in prison and in the community was jointly commissioned by the Irish Prison Service and Probation Service.

2016

Mazars

€27,373

N/A

Report on Insolvency Service Ireland Case Management System

2016

University of Limerick

€68,500

N/A (fixed term contract)

Funding of Greentown Research Study which looks at criminal networks. This is an academic study which could not be undertaken within the Department

2016

Empirica

€15,759.37

N/A

Pitch consultants to Cosc national awareness campaign Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender based Violence

2016

The Economic and Social Research Institute

€25,000

Fixed fee

Research Programme on Equality and Integration

2016

Sandra Roe Research

€10,000

25 days at €400 per day.

Report of consultations with children and young people about human rights in Ireland in advance of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process

2016

ESRI

€82,600

N/A

A study of Gender in Senior Civil Service Positions in Ireland. (payment of first instalment)

2016

Cordatus Consulting Ltd

€18,450

€1,000 daily rate

A review of the service officer role and associated work processes. As part of the implementation of the Department’s Programme for Change, with reforms focused on improving the performance, management, and administration of the Department. The Department sough to examine how its service office cadre is deployed and to review the work processes associated with the service officer role.

2016

RITS Bianconi Research Limited

€18,841

€1,273 daily rate

Information Security Advisor

2016

Evros

€62,136.50

€750 daily rate

Business Analysis support to assist with the production of a Service Delivery Strategy for INIS

2016

The Communications Clinic Ltd

€24,221.16

Account Director (€250) per hour,

Company Directory (€350) per hour, Senior Account Executive (€110) per hour

Preparation and delivery of communications strategy for the IRPP

2016

Eustace Patterson

€19,619

Fixed fee

Under the Joint Probation Service/Irish Prison Service Strategy 2015-2017 a review of IASIO(Irish Association for Social Integration of Offenders) a community based organisation funded by both organisations, was commissioned.

2016

GSS International

€14,441

N/A

Value for Money Audit on the Canine Unit within Operational Support Group

2016

Automobile Association

€10,000

N/A

Evaluation of the Irish Prison Service Fleet Management Structure and Processes

2016

Rogerson Reddan

€51,001

N/A

Options Studies for future developments at Portlaoise and Castlerea Prisons

2017

The Communications Clinic Ltd

€2,691.24

Account Director (€250) per hour

Company Directory (€350) per hour

Senior Account Executive (€110) per hour

Preparation and delivery of communications strategy for the Irish Refugee Protection Programme

2017

Evros

€96,135.60

€750 daily rate

Business Analysis support to assist with the production of a Service Delivery Strategy for INIS

2017

RITS Bianconi Research Limited

€1,400

€1,273 daily rate

Information Security Advisor

2017

University of Limerick

€80,011

N/A fixed term contract

Funding of Greentown Research Study which looks at criminal networks. This is an academic study which could not be undertaken within the Department

2017

Ebiquity Marsh

€13,222.50

N/A

Consultants engaged to undertake a media audit of the media buying for the national awareness What Would You Do? Campaign (if you witnessed domestic violence)

2017

Ms Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

€6,000

Payment for 12 days

For necessary research input to legislative reform proposals

2017

Fitzpatrick Associates

€28,228.50

Contracted on a daily rate of 25.5 days @ €1,107 per day. Hourly rate of €138.83 based on 8 hour day.

Consultancy fees to undertake interim evaluation of Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund period 2014-2017. Evaluation is a requirement of EU Funding.

2017

ESRI

€35,400

N/A

A study of Gender in Senior Civil Service Positions in Ireland ( payment of final instalment)

2017

Information Security Assurance Services Limited (ISAS)

€113,412

€1,292/€1,169/€738

Daily rates for 3 separate people

Independent Security Consultant. Also to provide detailed technical response to security issues that might arise from time to time.

2017

SAM360

€400

€400 half day

Microsoft License Advisory Services

2017

Mazars

€18,081

N/A

Irish Prison Service IT Risk Assessment.

2017

Mazars

€48,708

€199.62

Organisation Structure Review. Expertise required to analyse and evaluate the broad structure of the organisation and advise how it could be more effectively organised to deliver on its strategic and business objectives.

2017

EY

€76,567.50

€106.34

To conduct a review of the Department of Justice and Equality’s Change Programme initiated in response to the Report of the Independent Review Group (Toland Report)

2017

Mazars

€59,409

N/A

Governance and organisation structure review of the Irish Prison Service