Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 670 No. 3

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  87.  Deputy Joanna Tuffy  Information on Joanna Tuffy  Zoom on Joanna Tuffy   asked the Minister for Finance  Information on Brian Joseph Lenihan  Zoom on Brian Joseph Lenihan   the position regarding all contracts for the years 2007 and 2008 with consultants in relation to the preparation of reports of any [658]kind; the name of the consultants; the cost for each report; and if he will provide this information in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45852/08]

Minister for Finance (Deputy Brian Lenihan): Information on Brian Joseph Lenihan  Zoom on Brian Joseph Lenihan  The following table sets out details of all consultancy contracts entered into in the years 2007 and 2008 which resulted in or are intended to result in the production of a report. Information on the following offices is included; the Department of Finance, the Office of the Revenue Commissioners, the Office of Public Works, the Public Appointments Service, the Valuation Office, the Office of the Ombudsman, the Commission for Public Service Appointments, the State Laboratory, and the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General. In addition the Office of the Appeal Commissioners did not have any relevant contracts in the period to which the Deputy refers.

Year Contractor Purpose of contract Payment Office Has the Report been completed?
2007 Cassin Scott Associates Ltd Audit Methodology Review 21,236 Commission for Public Service Appointments Yes
2007 Noel Ryan & Associates Internal Auditor 8,034 Commission for Public Service Appointments Yes
2008 Noel Ryan & Associates Internal Auditor 8,748 Commission for Public Service Appointments Yes
2008 Open Interface Accessibility & Usability Audit of Website 6,716 Commission for Public Service Appointments Yes
2008 Institute of Public Administration HR & Organisation Audit 5,500 Commission for Public Service Appointments Yes
2007 Ernst & Young Value for Money Evaluations 102,414 Comptroller & Auditor General Yes
2007 Norcontel C&AG ICT System 30,552 Comptroller & Auditor General Yes
2007 University of Glasgow Value for Money Evaluations 28,523 Comptroller & Auditor General Yes
2007 Golden & Associates Value for Money Evaluations 9,075 Comptroller & Auditor General Yes
2007 Brookhill Ltd Value for Money Evaluations 5,808 Comptroller & Auditor General Yes
2008 Institute of Public Administration Quality Review of VFM Published Reports 47,493 Comptroller & Auditor General Yes
2008 Mazers Risk Management Risk Management Consultancy 29,706 Comptroller & Auditor General Yes
2008 Matthew Harman & Partners Value for Money Evaluations 28,938 Comptroller & Auditor General Yes
2008 Lifestrategies Value for Money Evaluations 27,007 Comptroller & Auditor General No
2008 Collier Broaderick Value for Money Evaluations 21,151 Comptroller & Auditor General Yes
2008 Golden & Associates Value for Money Evaluations 18,150 Comptroller & Auditor General Yes
2008 Golden & Associates Value for Money Evaluations 14,520 Comptroller & Auditor General Yes
2008 Golden & Associates Value for Money Evaluations 9,801 Comptroller & Auditor General No
2008 Ita Mangan B.L Value for Money Evaluations 2,420 Comptroller & Auditor General Yes
2007 Hay Group Ireland, Mount Street, Dublin 2 A job evaluation of approximately one hundred senior posts in the Irish public sector by reference to jobs of a similar weight in the private sector in Ireland. 190,249.19 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Mercer Consulting PSBB surveys of public service and private sector companies 349,301 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Hay Hay Job Evaluation Project (Job Evaluation Exercise) 262,166 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Hay Group (Ireland) Ltd. PSBB surveys of public service and private sector companies 206,956 Department of Finance Yes

Year Contractor Purpose of contract Payment Office Has the Report been completed?
2007 The Reward Partnership Parallel Benchmarking (Examination of pay of craft workers in the Health and Local Authority sectors). 151,554 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Jenny Smyth & Associates PSBB surveys of public service and private sector companies 104,863 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Indecon International Economic Consultants Review of Section 481 Film Relief Scheme 92,112 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Life Strategies Ltd. Pensions Study (PSBB and Review Body) 87,726 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Goodbody Economic Consultants Review of exemption from taxation of royalties or income derived from patents. 59,532 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Ernst & Young Econometric Study of CSO National Employment Survey, 2003 56,657 Department of Finance Yes
2007 PWC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) Risk Evaluation — Accountant’s Branch/PMGs 49,624 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Hay Management Consultants Review of remuneration of CEOs of commercial State bodies 47,795 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Study of Potential Effects of commencing S110 FA 2007 Goodbody Economic Consultants 43,651 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Indecon (Ireland) Update of review of scheme of tax relief for residential units associated with nursing homes. 42,592 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Nifast Hazards and Risks Assessment (to provide a hazards and risk assessment and safety statements for the Department’s Dublin Offices). 22,750 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Horwath Consulting Ireland Ltd. Petrus Consulting Ltd performed an External Evaluation of Horwath Consulting Ltd. report. Value for Money Review of Ordnance Ireland (with respect to the the Grant-in-Aid provided to the Ordnace Survey Ireland which is used to part fund the OSI). 19,201 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Cornamona Health and Safety Work Station Review in Tullamore 7,800 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Safety Solutions Limited Health and Safety audit of Tullamore offices 2,420 Department of Finance Yes

Year Contractor Purpose of contract Payment Office Has the Report been completed?
2008 Hay Group Ireland, Lr. Mount Street, Dublin 2 Job evaluation of senior posts in the Public Sector 114,344 Department of Finance Yes
2008 Ernst & Young Study on the economic and budgetary implications of a CCCTB 96,600 Department of Finance Yes
2008 IPA — Institute of Public Administration Review of the Capacity of the Dept of Finance 50,000 Department of Finance Yes
2008 Petrus Consulting Evaluation of value for money and policy review on construction procurement reform initiative 4,114 Department of Finance Yes
2007 Sogeti ICT Strategy Review 120,758 Office of Public Works No
2007 Grant Thornton Cash Handling review 42,354 Office of Public Works Yes
2007 Escat Security Audit 10,648 Office of Public Works Yes
2007 Professional Solutions Ltd. Consultancy services 3,912 Office of Public Works Yes
2008 CBRE Value for Money Review of Ptoperty 45,562 Office of Public Works No
2007 Wilson Hartnell Public Relations Public Relations Consultancy 22,938 Ombudsman Yes
2007 Ita Mangan Communication Audit 10,285 Ombudsman Yes
2007 Delve Research Market Research 2,994 Ombudsman Yes
2008 Open Interface Website Accessibility Audit 12,705 Ombudsman Yes
2008 Institute of Public Administration Risk Management 11,400 Ombudsman Yes
2007 Crowleys DFK Auditing Services 18,270 Public Appointments Service Yes
2007 Dell Computer (Ireland) IT Services 2,166 Public Appointments Service Yes
2008 WRC Social & Economic Consultants Ltd Research Services 30,000 Public Appointments Service No
2008 Crowleys DFK Auditing Services 22,199 Public Appointments Service Yes
2008 Caveon Llc Specialist Testing Services 8,609 Public Appointments Service Yes
2008 Dilucid Limited Consultancy Research Services 7,260 Public Appointments Service Yes

Year Contractor Purpose of contract Payment Office Has the Report been completed?
2008 O Herlihy Access Consultancy HR Services 908 Public Appointments Service Yes
2007 Deloitte consultants. VFM Review of IT External Resources expenditure in 2006. 118,580 Revenue Yes
2007 Frontend Revenue website accessibility-audit and advice on redesign strategy. 23,450 Revenue Yes
2007 Costello Commercial Valution Advice 20,328 Revenue Yes
2007 Niamh Brodie Valution Advice 16,500 Revenue Yes
2007 IQ Content Ltd. Review and report upon the Revenue website. 14,641 Revenue Yes
2007 Polaris HR Ltd. HR Consultancy 13,315 Revenue Yes
2007 Gerry McMahon Valuation Advice 7,099 Revenue Yes
2007 C. Moore & Associates Independent Quality Assessment of the VFM Review of IT External Resources expenditure in 2006. 2,677 Revenue Yes
2007 Carlisle Advisory Services Fees for Advisory Services/Research 2,420 Revenue Yes
2007 Enterprise Ireland Technical advice on tariff classification 2,360 Revenue Yes
2007 James Nash Advice on document analysis 847 Revenue Yes
2007 Psychological Consultancy Services Ltd. HR Consultancy 726 Revenue Yes
2008 Costello Commercial Valuations 42,500 Revenue Yes
2008 Market Research Bureau Ltd Research Project Illegal cigarettes 24,845 Revenue Yes
2008 Peter I Mitchell Phd Cphys Radiation Protection Adviser 12,000 Revenue Yes
2008 Niamh Brodie Valuation opinion 8,100 Revenue Yes
2008 C. Moore & Associates Independent evaluation of the Value for Money & Policy Review of IT External Resources Expenditure in 2006 4,283 Revenue Yes
2008 Cruickshank Technical Advice 2,370 Revenue Yes
2008 Miscellaneous Small consultancies HR Related Reports 1,370 Revenue Yes
2008 Ballycotton Marine Serv Maritime feasibility study 700 Revenue Yes
2008 Gerry McMahon Tech Consultany on tariff classification 663 Revenue Yes
2008 O Herlihy Access Consult. Design 450 Revenue Yes

Year Contractor Purpose of contract Payment Office Has the Report been completed?
2008 Darlington Consulting Ergonomic Assessment 436 Revenue Yes
2007 Polaris Staff Mediation 28,908 State Laboratory Yes
2007 Pat Firth Staff Mediation 24,000 State Laboratory Yes
2007 Clare O’Meara Carrying out Internal Audit 12,657 State Laboratory Yes
2008 Atkins Faithful & Gould Review of Facilities Management contract 8,793 State Laboratory Yes
2008 Clare O’Meara Carrying out Internal Audit 7,986 State Laboratory Yes
2007 Most Consultants Recruitment Competency Consultancy 32,616 Valuation Office Yes
2007 Amarach Consulting Survey on Customer Charter — Independent validation 18,876 Valuation Office Yes
2007 Curley Smith Consultant advice on schedule of costs 4,235 Valuation Office Yes
2007 Price Waterhouse Coopers Independent validation of Performance Indicator 2,420 Valuation Office Yes
2008 Amarach Consulting Independent validation of customer charter 12,584 Valuation Office Yes
2008 Valuation Office Agency Consultancy advice on quarries 12,349 Valuation Office Yes
2008 Tennyson Consultant Engineers Consultant advice for Valuation Tribunal 4,538 Valuation Office Yes


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