Payments and contracts

CCPC payments over €20,000 in Q1 2017

Sage 200 Urn Supplier Total (€) Description Paid Transaction Date
029-02-0006274 Health & Safety Authority 36,519.60 Secondment salary recoupment for Q3 & Q4 Yes 24/01/2017
029-08-0006401 DAC Beachcroft 33,070.12 Legal fees Yes 14/02/2017
029-08-0006570 ESRI 30,000.00

Price Lab research

Yes 07/03/2017
029-08-0006537 Remy Farrell 28,597.50 Legal fees Yes 01/03/2017
029-08-0006538 Niamh Hyland  28,597.50 Legal fees Yes 01/03/2017
029-08-0006536 Margaret Grey  21,709.50 Legal fees Yes 01/03/2017
029-08-0006715 OPW 79,665.93 Rent Yes 24/03/2017
029-08-0006593 Abtran 37,308.09 Provision of helpline services Yes 07/03/2017
029-02-0006355 Abtran 36,671.38 Provision of helpline services Yes 09/02/2017
029-08-0006558 Eversheds Sutherland 27,039.70 Legal advice Yes 02/03/2017

 

CCPC payments over €20,000 in Q4 2016

Sage 200 Urn Supplier Total (€) Description Paid Transaction Date
029-08-0002911 Carat 41,773.69 Statutory public awareness campaign relating to car checks radio Yes 14/10/2016
029-08-0003162 Carat 54,916.86 Personal loans awareness campaign Yes 08/12/2016
029-08-0005490 Abtran 33,454.11 Provision of helpline services   Yes 14/10/2016
029-08-0005675 Abtran 32,192.65 Provision of helpline services   Yes 08/11/2016
029-08-0005862 Abtran 30,866.06 Provision of helpline services Yes 06/12/2016
029-08-0005977 Abtran 32,574.90 Provision of helpline services Yes 12/12/2016
029-08-0005999 Carat 20,763.63 Buying online campaign - radio Yes 30/11/2016
029-08-0005903 Carat 21,398.27 Toy safety media campaign Yes 05/12/2016
029-08-0005990 Carat 47,000.16 Buying online media campaign Yes 12/12/2016
029-08-0005772 DAC Beechcroft 30,096.84 Solicitors' fees Yes 22/11/2016
024-03-0005835 European Consumer Centre 33,586.48 CCPC funding commitment to ECC Ireland Yes 25/11/2016

 

CCPC payments over €20,000 in Q3 2016

Sage 200 Urn Supplier Total (€) Description Paid Transaction Date
024-02-0004646 Abtran Limited 24,874.61 Provision of helpline services Yes 07/07/2016
029-02-0005040 Abtran Limited 22,722.11 Provision of helpline services Yes 17/08/2016
029-02-0005221 Abtran Limited 22,722.11 Provision of helpline services Yes 16/09/2016
029-02-0004929 DAC Beachcroft Solicitors 24,400.29 Legal fees Yes 04/08/2016
029-02-0005357 European Consumer Centre 73,272.47 CCPC funding commitment to ECC Ireland Yes 30/09/2016
029-02-0004985 Carat 60,862.43 Campaign for car finance and car checks Yes 11/08/2016
029-02-0004866 Carat 20,074.90 Personal finance campaign Yes 22/07/2016
029-02-0005039 Willis Risk Services 38,408.20 Insurance Yes 17/08/2016
 

Notes:                                                                                 

  • Payments are inclusive of VAT where appropriate
  •  Suppliers subject to Withholding Tax will have it deducted at point of payment which may decrease the amount actually paid to under €20,000
  • Penalty Interest may be added at point of payment for late payments over 30 days (or whatever is agreed with the supplier) which will increase the payment
  • In addition, if the penalty interest amount calculated goes over €125 it is then subject to DIRT
  • Some payments may be excluded if their publication would be precluded under Freedom of Information legislation

Procurement policy

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) applies procurement principles in line with both EU legislation and national guidelines applicable to non-commercial state bodies. Please see below a list of all current ICT contracts in excess of €10k and other contracts with a value in excess of €25k.

Contract register

Contract type Contractor Contract Value (ex. VAT) Contract award date/duration Brief description of contract
Media relations services MKC Communications Between €70k - €150k 08/07/2015 -

1 year with option to renew for one further year

Media relations services including provision of external, expert strategic advice on delivering positive outcomes on communications activities, managing queries and establishing media relationships on behalf of the CCPC
Recruitment services Lex Consultancy Between €60k - €209k 29/02/2016 -

1 year with option to extend for further 1 year, with two such extensions permitted

Manage end to end recruitment process for the CCPC
Accountancy services Crowleys DFK Between €225k - €455k 13/07/2015 -

2 years an option to extend for a further 1 year, with two such extensions permitted

Provision of accountancy services to the CCPC to include funding drawdown, financial administration work, financial management reporting, preparation of annual accounts and audit material.
Provision of strategic planning, creative development and advertising services Language Between €125k - €325k 12/07/2015 -

Rolling contract subject to agreement of OGP framework for service.

Advising on the CCPC's advertising strategies and developing appropriate creative advertising for multiple media platforms
Provision of contact management services Abtran Between €277k - €720k 01/07/2015 -

1 year with an option to extend for a further 1 year, with two such extensions permitted.

Dealing with telephone and email contacts, managing the CCPC's social media queries
Provision of internal audit services Capita Business Services Ltd €45k 23/11/2013 -

3 years with an option to extend for one further six month period.

Fulfil the Internal Audit Function on behalf of the CCPC
Organisational development & strategy implementation support Organisational Development & Strategy Implementation Support €25k 01/09/2015 -

One year with an option to extend for two 6 month periods.

Devise a workforce action plan for the CCPC and assist with its implementation where necessary
Media buy services Carat €102-€204k 01/07/2015 -

2 years an option to extend for a further 1 year, with two such extensions permitted.

Advertising strategy and media selection for campaigns, in addition to procuring media on behalf of the CCPC
ICT consultancy Mazars €150k 23/10/2015 -

3 year contract with an option to extend by two six month periods

Three phase ICT project covering strategy development and governance, document management and high level implementation support
Mobile telecommunications Vodafone €18k 15/09/2014 -

12 months but extended on a month by month basis

Provision of mobile phone contracts to CCPC staff
Web hosting Tibus €25k 30/09/2012 -

1 year with option to extend for a further two years.  Now rolling pending new tender process.

Hosting of the CCPC's websites
Website design and development services MediaOne €49,000 Project specific Design and build of integrated user-focused website which amalgamates all of the CCPC's existing websites.
Provision of quantitative and qualitative market research services Amárach Research Between €50k and €200k

11/7/16 -

2 years with an option to extend for a further 1 year period.

This contract involves conducting research amongst consumers and businesses relating to their experiences and behaviours in markets.
Provision of online quantitative market research services Coyne Research Between €30k and €90k 

11/7/16 -

2 years with an option to extend for a further 1 year period.

This contract involves conducting research amongst consumers relating to their experiences and behaviours in markets.
 

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