Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 670 No. 3

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  213.  Deputy Joanna Tuffy  Information on Joanna Tuffy  Zoom on Joanna Tuffy   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley   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 he will provide this information in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45851/08]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Deputy John Gormley): Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley  The information requested in the question is set out in the following table.

Name of Consultant Title of report Cost (Including VAT) Year
Indecon Independent Assessment of Proposed Acquisition by the Irish Heritage Trust Limited of Fota House and Gardens, Co Cork 14,520.00 2007
UCD ERG Energy Efficiency Regulations for New Dwellings & Options for Improvement 108,779 2007
NSAI Eurocode 2 Study — Concrete Study (on going) 81,675 (total contract price) 2007
NSAI Eurocode 6 Study — Masonry Study(on going) 65,004 (total contract price) 2007
Fitzpatrick Associates Review of the operation of Local Authority Capital Expenditure 29,251.75 (06) 29251.25 (07) 2007
Mazars Financial Review of the Trustees of Muckross House (Killarney), Ltd. 28,647 2007
ESRI Quarterly survey of Repair and maintenance 24,200 2007
DKM Construction Industry Reports 117,954 2007
O’Mahony Pike Planning Consultants Urban Design Guide 240,000 2007
National Institute for Regional & Spatial Analysis Evaluation of European Spatial Network Research to Ireland 48,376 2007
Tobin Consulting Engineers National Litter Pollution Monitoring System Report 104,398 2007
AEA Consultancy Analysis of national emissions of pollutants from Powergen sector 29,950 2007
Dr. Liam Downey & Dr. Dermot Harrington Monitoring of Archaeological Monuments Programme 94,985 2007
DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald Storage of Electronic Voting Equipment — Conclusion of Local Lease Arrangements 35,090 2007
NSAI Code of Practice on Timber Frame Houses 33,882.50 2007
John Fitzgerald Limerick Regeneration Programme 21,764 2007
RITS Report on the security of meteorological self-briefing systems for aviation 8,500 2007
Mary Higgins Examination, assessment and modification of a draft version of revised homeless strategy (final version entitled: “The Way Home: A strategy to address adult homelessness 2008-2013”) 4,114 2007
Gus Cummins Process Auditor on Mullingar DBO Sewerage Scheme 5,261 2007
OCTO Consultants INEX 3 Exercise Report Ireland 43,449.30 2007
Owen Boyle Process Auditor on Grouped DBO Sewerage Scheme Waterford 19,068 9,443 (2007)
9,624 (2008)
John Murphy Final Accounts Examination on water services schemes 21,570 16,425 (2007) 5,145 (2008)

Name of Consultant Title of report Cost (Including VAT) Year
Indecon Independent Assessment of Proposed Acquisition by the Irish Heritage Trust Limited of Annes Grove House, Garden and Home Farm, Castletownroche, Mallow, Co Cork. 14,520.00 2008
OCTO Consultants INEX 3 Exercise Report Ireland 4,827.70 2008
Nathan O’Connor Preparatory work in relation to ‘Service Indicators in Local Authorities 2007’ 9,000 2008
Indecon International Economic Consultants Indecon Review of County/City Development Board Strategic Reviews and Proposals for Strengthening and Developing the Boards 93,170 2008
McHugh O Cofaigh Limiting Thermal Bridging & Air Infiltration Acceptable Construction Details 18,368.27 2008
Murrays Consultants Communications Strategy for ENFO 32,812 2008
Brid McGrath Development of A Library Plan for ENFO 13,500 2008
Prof. Jukka Jokilehto World Heritage Tentative List for Ireland Review (Part 1) 5071.00 2008
Prof. Jukka Jokilehto World Heritage Tentative List for Ireland Review (Part 2) 3872.65 2008
White Young Green Former Irish Steel Plant Environmental Report (2008) 355,856.87 2008
Sirius Peer review of WYG Environmental Report 2008 22,958.26 2008
Eunomia Research and Consulting International Review of Waste Management Policy Work now underway but no payments made to date 2008
ESRI Quarterly survey of Repair and maintenance 26,620 2008
DKM Construction Industry Reports 117,954 2008
AP Env Econ Ltd Regulatory Impact Assessment Report (Waste Facilities & Plastic Bags) 67,894 2008
Goodbody Economic Consultants Gateway Innovation Fund Proposal Evaluation 73,689 2008
Tobin Consulting Engineers National Litter Pollution Monitoring System Report 101,203 2008
Goodbody Economic Consultants Assessment of Need for “Living over the Shop” Tax Incentives to Support Urban Regeneration in NSS Gateways 32,186 2008
Enviros Consulting Study on Meeting the Requirements of the European Regulation 842 on Certain Fluorinated Greenhouses (F-Gases) 84,657.60 2008
Aegis Archaeology Ltd. Knocknarea, Carrowmore and Carns Hill Conservation Study 71,148 2008
Headland Archaeology Ltd. Irish Battlefields Project 290,542 2008
Margaret Gowen & Co. Ltd. Monasterboice Conservation Study 39,160.44 2008

Name of Consultant Title of report Cost (Including VAT) Year
Golder Associates Geotechnical Consultancy — Rath Lugh 3,257.34 2008
University College Dublin Preliminary Study on the Establishment of an Electoral Commission in Ireland 8,400 2008
NSAI Code of Practice on Timber Frame Houses 13,553 2008
NCCRI Building Integrated Neighbourhoods 10,000 2008
Combat Poverty Agency Fuel Poverty Study 15,000 2008
Grant Thornton Strategic Review of the Capital Funding Scheme for Voluntary & Cooperative Housing 80,000 2008
Olive Safety Services Draft of Safety Statement 1,089 2008
Mary Higgins Advice and input in relation to implementation plan of homeless strategy 4,981 2008
Brendan Fehily Review and Report on Certain Matters Relating to Dublin City Council’s Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant at Ringsend 34,345 2008
Maurice O’Connell Final Accounts Examination on water services schemes 9,915 2008
Community Consultants Waterford Youth Service — Research Project 15,000 Report to be completed by early 2009


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