Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2695)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

2695. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of external consultant reports commissioned by her Department in each of the years March 2011 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the cost of same; the company involved; and the title and publication date by report in tabular form. [32247/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The following table sets out the 88 reports conducted by external consultants from March 2011 to date:

Report

Name of Consultants

Publication Date

Cost €

2011

Social Welfare Appeals Office – Research on Insurability Issues & Access to Legal Resources

Mel Cousins & Associates

2011

€7,744

Report on electronic access to GRO Records for genealogy research

John Grenham

Internal Management Report

€3,557

Investigation of odour/smells, Belmullet Local Office

Wright Environmental Services

Internal Management Report

€1,699

Investigation of odour/smells, Local office Cobh

Employment Health Advisors Ltd.

Internal Management Report

€2,023

Development & implementation of the National Employment & Entitlements Service

Accenture

August 2011

€186,563

Report on Pension Charges in Ireland

PWC

October 2012

€61,500

Social Inclusion Forum – Conference Report

Aidan Lloyd

August 2012

€1,500

2012

FÁS IS Applications Systems Review

Accenture

Internal Management Report

€44,772

Analysis & Measurement of Poverty & Deprivation 2012:1.Work & Poverty in Ireland: An Analysis of CSO Survey on Income & Living Conditions 2004-2010 (2012 annual report)2. Technical Paper on Poverty Indicators – [Appendix C of Report of the Review of the National Poverty Target]3. Implications of Income Pooling & Household Decision-Making for Poverty & Deprivation (2012 technical paper)

ESRI

1. December 2012 2. October 2012 3. October 2013

€81,230

Review of Irish Pensions Policy

OECD

April 2013

€130,000

Actuarial Review of the Social Insurance Fund

KPMG

June 2012

€153,750

Evaluation of JobBridge

Indecon International Economic Consultants

April 2013

€59,555

Developing system architecture for the National Employment & Entitlements Service

Compass Point

Internal Management Report

€4,600

Risk assessments regarding reception areas [Arklow, Tallaght, & Kings Inn, Dublin Local Offices]

Nifast

Internal Management Report

€1,845

Air Quality Investigation, Ballymun Local Office

Wright Environmental Services

Internal Management Report

€3,644

Air Quality Investigation, Áras Mhic Dhiarmada

Wright Environmental Services

Internal Management Report

€3,383

Report on Pension Priority Order

Mercer

February 2013

€18,450

Contracted Employment Service Model

Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion

Internal Management Report

€140,989

2013

Mobile Applications Opportunity Exploration

Accenture

Internal Management Report

€33,388

Social Inclusion Forum – Conference Report

Aidan Lloyd

September 2013

€1,500

Health & Safety Review of DSP premises, Upper Gardiner St, Dublin 1

CPL Training Ltd, trading as Nifast Health & Safety Training

Internal Management Report

€1,100

Diet Supplement Diet Costings Update

Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute

September 2013

€4,000

Analysis & Measurement of Poverty & Social Exclusion (AMPSE) 2013 programme:1. Social Transfers & Poverty in Boom & Recession (for 2013 annual report) 2. Indicators of Economic Strain in the Great Recession (for 2013 technical paper)

ESRI

1. December 2013 2. April 2014

€67,979

Auto Enrolment & Applicability to Ireland (Pensions)

TOR Financial Consulting Ltd.

Internal Management Report

€9,900

A Review of In-work Supports for the Advisory Group on Tax and Social Welfare

Mel Cousins & Associates

Q4 2014

€10,000

Delivery of Administrative Profiling Models to Identify those at Risk of Labour Market Disadvantage

ESRI

June 2014

€33,745

Report on Organisation Development

Axiom Consultants

Internal Management Report

€122,692

Advisory report on implementation of European Youth Guarantee in Irish circumstances

Organisation for Economic co-operation & Development (OECD)

January 2014

€50,000

Evaluation of the Youth Guarantee Pilot

Franklin Research Ltd.

January 2015

€20,000 (EU funded Report)

Evaluation Research (Back to Education Allowance)

ESRI

October 2015

€24,809

Survey Air quality in Nutgrove Local Office

Wright Environmental Services

Internal Management Report

€2,900

Social Welfare Appeals Office – Research into Revising Decisions

Mel Cousins & Associates

Internal Management Report

€2,400

2014

Social Inclusion Forum – Conference Report

Aidan Lloyd

December 2014

€1,650

Analysis & Measurement of Poverty & Social Exclusion 2014 programme: 1. Transitions into and out of household joblessness using CSO SILC data 2. Measuring Irish joblessness: The SILC and LFS data sources

ESRI

1. September 20152. May 2015

€80,000

Security Partner Services - IT Forensics

Deloitte

Internal Management Report

€2,398

Forensic Services

Rits

Internal Management Report

€2,340

Forensic Services

Rits

Internal Management Report

€4,201

Identification & containment of malicious software

Deloitte

Internal Management Report

€15,699

Assessment for Application Lifecycle Management

Microsoft Ireland

Internal Management Report

€22,586

Ex-ante Evaluation to support the preparation of the Operational Programme for the European Fund for the Most Deprived 2014-2020

Mel Cousins & Associates

Internal report required by EU Regulation (EU) No. 223/2014

€16,000

Microfilm Condition Report

Martin Bradley, Archives and Records Management Consultant

Internal Management Report

€1,691

Report on the effectiveness & efficiency of the guidance model used during Youth Guarantee Pilot

NUI Maynooth

Internal Management Report

€14,145 (EU funded report)

Survey Air quality in Waterford Intreo

Wright Environmental Services

Internal Management Report

€6,863

2015

Review of the EmployAbility (Supported Employment) Service

Indecon International Economic Consultants

August 2016

€59,280

Policy and practice report: Key lessons learned from the Ballymun Youth Guarantee Project

NUI Maynooth

March 2015

€11,135 (EU funded Report)

Evaluation of the Disability Activation Project

Indecon International Economic Consultants

November 2015

€29,520

Forensic Services

Rits

Internal Management Report

€11,480

Windows Tablet PC Hardening Review (Limited Scope)

Deloitte

Internal Management Report

€4,151

Social Inclusion Forum – Conference Report

Aidan Lloyd

August 2016

€1,650

Confidential Information Security Report

Deloitte

Internal Management Report

€7,749

Technical review of rent supplement under the Equal Status Acts.

Mel Cousins & Associates

Internal Management Report

€18,000

Jobseeker Customer Satisfaction Survey

W5 Marketing Intelligence Ltd

Q2 2016

€72,385

Analysis & Measurement of Poverty & Social Exclusion 2015 Programme:1. Changes in social risks by life-cycle group2. Developing a multi-dimensional quality of life indicator

ESRI

November 2016 July 2016

€80,000

Evaluation of the Suitability, Effectiveness and Relevance of the JobBridge Activation Programme

Indecon International Economic Consultants

October 2016

€134,895

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Activation Reforms

ESRI

Q2 2017 (Still in progress)

€118,315

External quality assessment of DSP Internal Audit under the D/PER Internal Audit standards 2012

EisnerAmper Ireland

Internal Management Report

€5,535

Information Security Reports

Grant Thornton

Internal Management Report

€10,332

2016

Review of the Local Employment Services and Job Club services

Indecon International Economic Consultants

Published in 2018

€87,232

Review of the Predictive Analytic Modelling Solutions relevant to the Department's schemes

The Analytics Store Ltd.

Internal Management Report

€9,471

Back to Education Allowance Qualitative Study

BMG Research

Q2 2017

€50,670

Jobseeker Customer Satisfaction Survey 2016 (Next annual round of Customer Satisfaction Survey originally commissioned in Aug 2015)

W5 Marketing Intelligence Ltd

Q4 2016 &Q2 2017

€124,550

Social Inclusion Forum 2016 – Conference Report

Aidan Lloyd

Q2 2017

€1,650

Measurement and Analysis of Household Income & Living Conditions 2017 Programme:1. Technical paper: examine the feasibility of conducting dynamic analysis to explore poverty and deprivation transitions over time and between different social risk groups2. Research report: examine the poverty and deprivation experience of the different risk groups, both dynamically and across a set of selected EU-countries

ESRI

1. Q3 2017 2. Q4 2017

€94,070

Joint Research Programme on Retirement

ESRI

Expected publication date Q.3 2019

€29,500

Research into Development of Pensions, Longer Working Hours and Retirement Policy

ESRI

October 2017

€32,000

2017

Jobseeker Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017 (Next annual round of Customer Satisfaction Survey originally commissioned in Aug 2015)

W5 Marketing Intelligence Ltd

Q4 2017Q2 2018

€167,674

Actuarial Review of the Social Welfare Insurance Fund as at 31 December 2015

KPMG

Q3 2017

€281,670

Compliance of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679

Mazars

Internal Management Report

€301,350

Independent Review of the amendments to the One-Parent Family payment since Jan 2012

Indecon

October 2017

€104,944

Strategic Review of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection’s website

Clickworks and iReach

Internal Management Report

€59,100

Survey of Employers (including JobPlus employers)

W5 Marketing Intelligence Ltd.

May 2018

€30,750

Social Inclusion Forum 2017 – Conference Report

Lisa Costello

Q2 2018

€1,750

Study to explore the drivers of negative employment outcomes on participants of the Back to Education Scheme

BMG Research

Q2 2017

€41,228

2018

Economic Analysis of Auto-Enrolment Options

ESRI

Publication to be determined in line with any future Government decisions on Automatic- Enrolment

€25,000

Jobseeker Customer Satisfaction Survey 2018

W5 Marketing Intelligence Ltd.

2018

€121,228

Joint Research Programme on Gender and Pensions

ESRI

Q4 2018

€80,000

Pension Accounting Advice on Post-Employment Benefits

Mazars

Internal Management Report

€4,428

Review of the Implementation of the New Illness Benefit System

Liam Irwin

Internal Management Report

€6,000 (estimated cost)

Social Inclusion Forum 2018 – Conference Report

Peigín Doyle

Q 2 2019

€1,443

Health and Safety Audit of the Department's Print and Stationery Stores

Quadra Consulting

Internal Management Report

€1,722

2019

An Initial Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Intreo Activation Reforms

ESRI

Q1 2019

€82,820

Static Electricity Survey of Kennedy House, Navan

Chris Mee Group

Internal Management Report

€2,460