Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (579)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

579. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment further to Parliamentary Question No. 210 of 12 June 2019, the fees paid to a company (details supplied) since 2015 regarding the National Broadband Plan; the companies, advisers and consultants engaged on the plan over the period; the fees paid to each to date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29421/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The overall NBP procurement process is supported by a specialist team including external expertise and advisors. These include a range of national and international experts with commercial, economic, environmental, financial, insurance, legal, procurement, state aid, tax and technical expertise and experience. This includes KPMG who were appointed by my Department to provide specialist advice and services in relation to the NBP following a competitive tender process in 2015.

KPMG continues to provide advice and services to my Department in relation to the NBP. This include specialist commercial and financial advice; review of commercial operator plans, the procurement process and supporting documents, and preparation of commercial/financial provisions of the NBP Contract.

With reference to the Deputy's question on companies, advisers and consultants, the details of fees paid by my Department in each year from 2015 to 2019 in relation to the NBP are set out in the following table. The table sets out in tabular form the fees paid to each since 2015.

Total Fees

Total fees from 2015 to 2019 on advisory services €24,744,244.05 (incl VAT).

Year

Payments

2015

€2,870,430.16

2016

€2,306,365.91

2017

€9,914,150.32

2018

€8,227,358.43

2019

€1,425,939.68

TOTAL

€24,744,244.5