Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (231)

Micheál Martin


231. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of staff working in the procurement area for major State infrastructure projects in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4573/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is the only major State infrastructure procurement underway in my Department and it is managed by a dedicated team. Within my Department, there are 29 persons working on the NBP, the majority of them on a full-time basis. This includes a number of contractors and secondees based in my Department. This internal NBP Team is supported by expert consultants including KPMG, Mason Hayes Curran, Analysys Mason and PwC.