Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 670 No. 3

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  247.  Deputy Joanna Tuffy  Information on Joanna Tuffy  Zoom on Joanna Tuffy   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith   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. [45844/08]

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Brendan Smith): Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  The information requested by the Deputy in respect of my Department for 2007 and 2008 is set out in the following tables:

[748]2007

Name of Consultant Nature of Work Payment
John Malone — Consultant Sheep Strategy Development Group 13,433.02
P.P. Ryan & Co — Solicitors Legal advice 2,123.55
Configure Ltd Preparation of a disability access report for 6 Fishery Harbour Centres and recommendation of the implementation plan 19,965.00
Ray Burke Consulting Development of a Business Plan for the FHCs 23,602.26
Mazars Assist & provide IT audit expertise to Internal Audit Unit 58,147.00
Achilles Procurement Services Advice on procurement 3,245.83
Una Tighe Providing legal advice in relation to drafting a statutory instrument 11,192.50
Poseidon Aquatic Resource Management Ltd Review of the Fishery Control Regime 76,105.78
Dr. Noel Cawley Chair the Seafood Strategy Implementation Group established to oversee the report on seafood industry — Steering a New Course 29,289.00
Achilles Procurement Services Ltd Provision of advice & assistance in the preparation of tenders 5,868.63
Open Interface Ltd Production of an accessibility report on Department’s web & online services 8,470.00
Achilles Procurement Services Produced report & provided advice on specialised ICT procurement 2,240.00
Vantage Resources Business analysis for Forestry Online applications, development strategy & costing estimates 20,421.00
Resources Global Consultancy Conduct a post implementation review on the IFORIS computer system 11,480.00
RITS Quarterly IT security review report as required for EU Accreditation purposes 2,916.00
ESPION Quarterly IT security review report as required for EU Accreditation purposes 19,360.00
Royal Haskoning Consulting Engineers Engineering Consultancy Services for Greencastle Harbour Development 44,242.63
RPS Consulting Engineers Engineering Consultancy Services for Killybegs Harbour Development 33,370.72
Ryan Hanley Consulting Engineers Design & supervision for Rossaveal Store, Co. Galway 10,688.80
Mott MacDonald Pettit Consulting Engineers Project consultants for Rossaveel Ferry Terminal Pontoon Project 83,363.98
Mott MacDonald Pettit Consulting Engineers Engineering Services: Design & construction of harbour development works at Castletownbere FHC 173,344.75
JE Jacobs Consulting Engineers Engineering Services: Provision of resident site supervision for works at Castletownbere FHC 139,045.94
RPS Consulting Engineers Engineering Services for An Daingean FHC Dredging — Studies 39,070.90
RPS consulting Engineers Detailed Design for Dunmore East Harbour redevelopment 57,814.10
Philip Lee Solicitors Procurement advice 6,050.00
Marine Modelling Centre (NUI) Galway Assessment of surge model 10,500.00
Marine Modelling Centre (NUI) Galway Coastal surge Forecasting 19,500.00
Marine Modelling Centre (NUI) Galway Running computer model, PRISM 24,000.00
Marine Modelling Centre (NUI) Galway Relocation of WAM model 10,100.00
Blom Aerofilms UK Airborne Laser Coastal Survey Ireland- Phase 1 134,592.84
RPS Consulting Engineers Airborne Laser Coastal Survey Ireland- Phase 2 Tender Assessment 8,991.51
Reencon Development Services Coastal Protection Strategy Study- Topographic Survey 12,101.21
RPS Consulting Engineers Coastal Protection Strategy Study- Phase 2 29,510.70
RPS Consulting Engineers Coastal Protection Strategy Study- Phase 3 108,571.73
Compass Informatics Dublin Provision of GIS Services 9,804.02
ERA Maptec Dublin SE Coast DTM Update 7,411.25
Brendan Riordan Progress report of “The net Contribution of the Agri-Food Sector to the Inflow of Funds- a New Estimate” 3,000.00
Indecon Acting as independent expert on the implementation of the €145m scheme of EU restructuring aid for the sugar industry 154,670.00
Deloitte & Touche Pre Accreditation Review 12,500.00
Deloitte & Touche 2006 EAGGF payment 3 47,157.38
Mazar Computer Audit & Security Services 16,970.00
Mazar Computer Audit & Security Services 24,960.00
Deloitte & Touche 2007 EAGF & EAFRD payment 1 158,912.00
Deloitte & Touche 2007 EAGF & EAFRD payment 2 161,159.42
Deloitte & Touche Pre Accreditation Review 17,890.00
Mazar Computer Audit & Security Services 6,125.00
Ecosafe/Surepath Dangerous goods adviser 5,973.00
John McCarthy Consultant Consultancy in relation to the introduction of Milk Quota trading scheme 1,331.00
IFER Monitoring & Mapping Solutions National Forestry Inventory 57,213.00
UCD Forestry Department National Forestry Inventory 3,200.00
Dr. Gerhardt Gallagher National Forestry Inventory 3,085.50
Bearing point Management Consultants Work on Human Resource Management System 38,060.55

2008

Name of Consultant Nature of Work Payment
Mazars To assist and provide IT audit expertise to the Internal Audit Unit 67,911.00
Fitzpatrick Associates, Economic Consultants Independent Ex-Post Evaluation of the Rural Development Plan 2000-2006 74,084.25
John Malone The preparation of a report “Factors Affecting Afforestation in Ireland in Recent Years” that was published by the Department in March 2008 23,363.83
Deloitte & Touche Certifying Body 2007 EAGF & EAFRD payment 3 83,936.61
Deloitte & Touche Certifying Body 2008 EAGF & EAFRD payment 1 161,595.56
Mazar Computer Audit and Security Services 18,425.00
Mazar Computer Audit and Security Services 20,250.00
Mazar Computer Audit and Security Services 17,450.00
Deloitte & Touche Certifying Body 2008 EAGF & EAFRD payment 2 164,013.02
Deloitte & Touche Certifying Body 2008 EAGF & EAFRD on the Spot Checks Payment 1 19,518.40
Brendan Riordan Completion of report “The Net Contribution of the Agri-Food Sector to the Inflow of Funds- a New Estimate” 3,000.00
Horizon Consulting Review of VFM report 1,936.00
Horizon Consulting Review of VFM report 2,299.00
Raymond Burke Consulting Review of VFM report 3,267.00
Raymond Burke Consulting Review of VFM report 2,722.50
Iwrite Review of VFM report 2,420.00
ARUP — Consulting Engineers Engineering report & conditional inspection of the West Wharf in Dunmore East FHC 5,536.36
Aquatic Services Unit Environmental Research Institute Sediment sampling & Analysis Report for Dunmore East Fishery Harbour Centre 19,915.39
RPS Consulting Engineers Dunmore East Sedimentation Study & Dredging Feasibility Report 18,634.00
MERC Consultants Marine Environmental Resource Conservation Consultants Ltd Sediment sampling & Analysis Report for Howth Fishery Harbour Centre 20,920.90
HMRC, UCC, Cork Wave Data Acquisition and Processing Report 7,865.00
HMRC, UCC, Cork Computer Model of Harbour and Report 12,705.00
RPS Consulting Engineers Coastal Protection Strategy Study- Phase 2 Report 5,929.00
Aquafact International Ecological Assessment (Marine) for Doonloughan Pier,Co. Galway 5,747.50
Keville & O’Sullivan Associates Ecological Assessment (Terrestrial) for Doonloughan Pier, Co. Galway 2,678.94
RPS Consulting Engineers Coastal Protection Strategy Study — Phase 3 Report 261,194.53
ESPION Quarterly IT security review report as required for EU Accreditation purposes 15,730
Veterinary Laboratories Agency BSE Risk Analysis 4,594.85
Achilles Procurement Services LTD Provision of advice & assistance in the preparation of tenders 317.63
Dr. Noel Cawley Chair the Seafood Strategy Implementation Group established to oversee the implementation of the report on the seafood industry- Steering a New Course 56,305.00
Mazars To assist & provide IT audit expertise to the Internal Audit Unit 46,797.00
Poseidon Aquatic Resource Management Ltd Preparation of a Cost Benefit Analysis in respect of a proposed development at Dunmore East Fishery Harbour Centre 17,968.50
P.P. Ryan & Co Solicitors Legal advice 559.63
Fitzpatrick Associates EX-post Evaluation of the CAP Rural Development 36,965.50
Ray Burke Consulting Development of a Business Plan for the Fishery Harbour centres 79,653.09
Surepath Dangerous goods adviser 2,202.50
Morehampton Consultancy Services Work on 2008-2011 IT Strategy 950.00


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