Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 670 No. 3

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  125.  Deputy Joanna Tuffy  Information on Joanna Tuffy  Zoom on Joanna Tuffy   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the position regarding all contracts for the years 2007 and 2008 with consultants in relation to the preparation of reports of any kind; the name of the consultants; the cost for each report; and if she will provide this information in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45854/08]

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  The information requested regarding consultancy expenditure for the years 2007 and 2008 is set out in the following document, a copy of which has issued directly to the Deputy:

[679]2007

Count Consultant Contract Details Expenditure (incl VAT)
1 Childrens Research Centre, Trinity College A Study of Intercountry Adoption Outcomes in Ireland. 188,194.00
2 Collier Broderick Management Consultation Ltd Engaged to carry out analysis of staff survey 2007 and report on the findings. 10,000.00
3 School of Public Health and Population Science, UCD To conduct an All-Ireland Traveller Health Study. 349,000.00
4 Carr Communications To develop and implement a communications strategy for the announcement of a new initiative on Long Term Care for Older People. 48,400.00
5 Colm Rapple, Economist and financial journalist. To facilitate a one-day round table meeting on the financial abuse of older people. 3,000.00
6 Peter Cassells Consultants Ltd Chairing Alcohol Marketing Communications Monitoring Body 18,150.00
7 Peter Cassells Consultants Ltd. Chairing Sustaining Progress Implementation Group on Alcohol Misuse 18,150.00
8 Dr Mark Morgan To complete the Irish portion of the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs (ESPAD) 48,400.00
9 SLAN 07 Consortium To undertake National Health and Lifestyle Survey (SLAN 07) 755,233.00
10 NUI, Galway To undertake Health Behaviours of School-Aged Children (HBSC) Study 91,299.50
11 Independent Review Group Independent Clinical Review of Symptomatic Breast Care Services at Barrington’s Hospital, Limerick 137,474.48 between Sept 2007 and March 2008
12 Dublin Institute of Technology Research commissioned on : The Physical Chastisement of Children by Parents 76,033.98
13 The Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Research commissioned on: A follow up study on the educational and Social Support experiences of Young People in Long Term Foster Care 19,000.00
14 The Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Research commissioned on: Public Library Services for Children and Young People in Ireland 34,118.40
15 The Centre for Bioethical Research and Analysis (COBRA), National University of Ireland, Galway Research commissioned on: Ethics Committees and Ethics Approval for Children’s Research in Ireland 21,583.80
16 School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Research commissioned on: A Study of Parent-Child Agreements and Arrangements based on Court Records 21,626.00
17 The Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Research commissioned on: Child Protection Services in Ireland: An Evaluation 45,145.00
18 Dublin Institute of Technology Research commissioned on: Services and Supports for Children on Remand in Ireland 29,986.67

[680]2007 —continued

Count Consultant Contract Details Expenditure (incl VAT)
19 The School of Psychology and The Children’s Research Centre, Trinity Collegeand The Dublin Institute of Technology Research commissioned on : Children’s Perspectives on Parenting Styles and Discipline 10,200.00
20 Economic and Social Research Instituteand Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Research Commissioned on : National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland (NLSCI) 4,825,290.21
21 Dr. Satya Brink,DirectorHuman Resources Development Canada International expertise provided to the National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland Steering Group 12,496.10
22 Professor Ann SansonNetwork CoordinatorAustralian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, Melbourne International expertise provided to the National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland Steering Group 6,220.26
23 Child and Family Research Centre, NUIG Report on Youth Café Provision 31,511.42
24 Cnag ar an Doras Consultancy and Life Coaching Service to evaluate and facilitate the Children and Young People’s Forum 12,152.00
25 Cnag ar an Doras Consultancy and Life Coaching Project management of consultations on alcohol misuse including preparation of the report. 30,093.00
26 Cnag ar an Doras Consultancy and Life Coaching Evaluate the Comhairle na nOG Development Fund programmes and submit periodic reports to OMC Communications and Participation Team Management. 9,680.00
27 Liz Harper Evaluation of Children and Young People’s Forum 2005 — 2007. 12,000.00
28 Liz Harper Evaluation of Dáil na nÓg Council. 5,000.00
29 National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) Service to manage operate and develop Dáil na nÓg and Dáil na nÓg Council including report of event. 311,173.00
30 Professor John Pinkerton, Queens University BelfastDr Pat Dolan, Dr John Canavan, NUI Galway The consultants were requested to produce a concise and clear children’s policy for the Office of the Minister for Children — The Agenda for Children’s Services 11,946.00
31 Fitzpatricks Associates, Economic Consultants Value for Money Review of the Equal Opportunities Childcare Programme 30,443.00
32 Raymond Burke Consulting Quality Assessment of the Value for Money Review 2,995.00
33 Teri Garvey Facilitator engaged to manage work days for complementary therapist organisations and to produce a short report for the Department 14,000.00
Total 7,239,994.75

[681]2008*

Count Consultant Contract Details Expected Cost in 2008 (incl VAT)
1 School of Public Health and Population Science, UCD Travellers Health Study 593,000.00
2 Dr Mark Morgan European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) 24,151.00
3 Mr Peter Cassells Consulting Ltd Alcohol Marketing Communications Monitoring Body 18,150.00
4 Accenture Knowledge Strategy on Children’s Services 84,700.00
5 Tom Considine Study on HSE Accounting Practices — Tom Considine 54,450.00
6 Tender process underway Review of the Nursing Degree Programme Nil
7 Professor Brendan McCormack Review and Analysis of Initiatives and Literature in relation to Practice Development in the Irish Healthcare setting 15,000.00
8 National University of Ireland Children as Carers — A study of the extent to which children undertake inappropriate care roles 43,390.00
9 Tender process underway Evaluation of Home Care Packages Nil
10 PA Consulting Group Analysis for Regulatory impact Assessment on Nursing Home Standards 80,000.00
11 Collier Broderick Management Consultants External Stakeholders Survey, 2008 24,199.50
12 Dublin Institute of Technology Research commissioned on: the Physical chastisement of children by parents 50,689.00
13 The Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College, Dublin Research commissioned on: A follow up study on the educational and social support experiences of young people in long term foster care 14,250.00
14 Economic and Social Research Institute Research commissioned on: National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland (NLSCI) 5,109,227.00
15 Dr Satya Brink, HR Development Canada International Expertise provided to the National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland (NLSCI) Value of contract is fixed at a per diem rate and overall cost is dependent on the extent of the service requested and provided
16 Professor Ann Sanson, Network coordinator, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, Melbourne International Expertise provided to the National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland (NLSCI) Value of contract is fixed at a per diem rate and overall cost is dependent on the extent of the service requested and provided

[682]2008* —continued

Count Consultant Contract Details Expected Cost in 2008 (incl VAT)
17 Mr Jeremy Neathey, Associate Director of Research Economic and Social Research Council, UK International Expertise provided to the National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland (NLSCI) Value of contract is fixed at a per diem rate and overall cost is dependent on the extent of the service requested and provided
18 Child and Family Research Centre, NUIG Report on Youth Café Provision 26,043.00
19 Cnag ar an doras, Consultancy and Life Coaching Service to evaluate and facilitate the Children and Young Peoples Forum. Reports of evaluation submitted to OMC Communications and Participation Team Management 12,804.00
20 Cnag ar an doras, Consultancy and Life Coaching Service to evaluate OMCYA Inclusion Programme to include provision of reports 15,307.00
21 Cnag ar an doras, Consultancy and Life Coaching Project Management of consultation on teenage mental health issues including preparation of report 36,935.00
22 Cnag ar an doras, Consultancy and Life Coaching Evaluate the Development Fund programmes and submit periodic reports to OMC Communications 19,602.00
23 Liz Harper Evaluation of Dail na nOg Council 7,500 estimated expected amount in 2008 (incl. 3,250 paid to date)
24 Liz Harper Facilitation of OMC Inclusion Programme. 6,000 to date in 2008
25 National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) Service to manage, operate and develop Dail na nOg and Dail na nOg Council incl. report of event 363,513 total expected amount to spend in 2008 (incl. of 101,173 paid to date in 2008)
26 Queen’s University, Belfast Economic analysis in the context of developing a National Oral Health Policy 25,000.00
27 Tender process to commence shortly ICT analysis of DTBS and DTSS systems in the context of developing a National Oral Health Policy 15,000.00
28 York Health Economics Consortium Commission to establish a 35 hour week for nurses and midwives 137,895.00
Total 6,776,805.68


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