Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (132)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

132. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the contracts with public relations agencies and consultants entered into by her Department; and the remit of these contracts including the costs in tabular form. [29358/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Tourism)

The information requested by the Deputy in relation to contracts entered into by my Department is set out in the following table.

Year Commenced

Company

Contract Remit

Expenditure to date(VAT inclusive)

2019

TBWA Dublin

Digital services and support (including content management, photography, video production, web and social media editorial, search engine optimisation, accessibility and multimedia support across all platforms) to the Creative Ireland Programme.

2019 €94,821

2020 (to date) €96,534

Value for money is a critical consideration at all times in assessing whether external firms should be engaged to provide services of this nature and public procurement guidelines are followed in awarding contracts for these services.