Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 06 February, 2007

Written Answers. - Consultancy Contracts.

Mr. F. McGrath asked the Minister for [1858] Transport the contracts won by a company (details supplied) for his Department and bodies under the aegis of his Department since 2000; the value of these contracts; and if these contracts were properly advertised in a transparent way. [4553/07]

  Mr. Cullen: Information in relation to contracts awarded by my Department is summarised in the following table. All contracts were advertised in accordance with Government procurement guidelines.

Consultancy contracts entered into by bodies under the aegis of my Department are day to day operational matters for such bodies and I have no function in the matter.

Tender Advertised

Nature of Consultancy

Value of contract

Method of advertisement

2000

Implications for Ireland of the proposed draft Directive on Working Time for Mobile Workers in the Transport Industry

76,667

A tendering process was carried out and approval of the Government Contacts Committee was given.

2002

Mid-Term Evaluation of the Economic and Social Infrastructure Operational Programme (ESIOP)

263,769

Open public competition

2005

Update Evaluation of the Economic and Social Infrastructure Operational Programme (ESIOP)

111,139*

Open public competition

2006

Appraisal of proposal for funding under the Regional Airports Capital Expenditure Grant Scheme

169,950

Notice advertised in the supplement to the Official Journal of the European Communities (2006/S 131-140586 published on the 13th July 2006)

*While the value of the contract was €111,139, the total amount paid out was €107,125.