Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ceisteanna (506)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

506. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment further to Parliamentary Question No. 485 of 3 December 2019, if he will provide a full and detailed breakdown of fees paid to a company (details supplied); the number of projects and or assignments the company was engaged on during the entire NBP process; if he will also provide a detailed schedule of the achievements by the company in respect of the €4 million fee in the table provided in the reply; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51379/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

Analysys Mason was contracted to provide technical advisory services under the contract ‘Technical Advisory Services in relation to the proposed State-Led intervention under the National Broadband Plan’.

The purpose of that contract was to ensure that the Department had available to it the breadth of technical expertise required by the Department in developing the strategy for the NBP intervention and designing and managing the procurement process through which the NBP entity was to be selected.

The technical advices provided by Analysys Mason spanned a number of different phases of the NBP project and related to a number of activities, including: development of the NBP Strategy; developing the procurement process and related documentation; implementation of the competitive dialogue process undertaken with bidders in the procurement; evaluation of submissions at different stages of the procurement including at final tender; implementation of the mapping exercise to define the target intervention area for the NBP measure; and supporting the development of the application seeking state aid approval.

The following table provides a breakdown of payments to made to Analysys Mason by year.

NBP Payments to Analysys Mason

Year

Amount Paid (incl VAT)

2015

€449,210.01

2016

€556,924.82

2017

€1,302,540.54

2018

€1,392,014.37

2019

€979,345.68

TOTAL

€4,680,035.42