Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (786)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

786. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the costs paid to a company (details supplied) for projects on which each was engaged by her Department in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; the reason it was engaged; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29551/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Details of the total payments made by year to the company in question are set out in the following table.  The expenditure relates to all payments made from 2015 to date, primarily for technical external service delivery assistance on a variety of ICT projects and also for some consultancy services.   

Year

Expenditure

2019 to date

€3,165,965

2018

€7,443,240

2017

€7,219,294

2016

€5,507,793

2015

€4,042,665

Expenditure on ICT projects, including consultancy services is closely monitored and companies are only engaged for essential work, following a rigorous assessment of need.   Since 2016, in accordance with FOI guidelines all contracts awarded over €25k are published quarterly on www.welfare.ie.  In addition, since 2011, details of expenditure on IT External Services Provision, eGovernment and Consultancy are published annually on www.welfare.ie.