Thursday, 17 October 2019

Ceisteanna (258)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

258. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of outside consultant contracts awarded under the national broadband plan in each year since commencement; the consultant which was ultimately awarded the contract; the final cost of the contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42856/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The overall NBP procurement process is supported by a specialist team including external expertise and advisors who were appointed by competitive tender processes since the launch of the NBP in 2012. 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.

The following sets out in tabular form the number of advisor contracts awarded under the NBP and includes the total cost paid for each advisor, highlighting where advisor services are still ongoing.

NBP Advisor Contracts

Year Appointed (by competitive tender)

Name

Cost (including VAT)

2013

Prisa Consulting

€1,131,563.12

2014

Park Town Consulting

€6,089.25

2014

Vilicom

€26,502.01

2014

Mason Hayes & Curran (*)

€6,325,446.71

2014

Doyle Kent Planning Partnership Ltd

€7,995.00

2015

Analysys Mason (*)

€4,618,111.07

2015

Pricewaterhouse Coopers (*)

€2,411,020.69

2015

KPMG (*)

€8,866,428.59

2016

RPS Group Ltd

€130,887.99

2016

KPMG/Analysys Mason specialist advisor contract (*)

€3,885,578.50

2016

Deloitte (*)

€95,478.75

2016

Here & Now Business Intelligence

€29,520.00

2018

Marsh Ireland Ltd (*)

€33,825.00

Total

€27,568,446.68

*Services are still being provided under this contract