Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (231)

Micheál Martin

Ceist:

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.