Payments

Payment procedures

Invoicing

Invoices will be accepted either electronically or in hard copy. Invoices will only be considered valid if they:

  • Contain the name and address of the payee
  • Are addressed to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)
  • Are dated appropriately
  • Contain specifics regarding the charge, including relevant tax

Hard copy invoices should be addressed to:

Finance Personnel
CCPC
Bloom House
PO Box 12585
Railway Street
Dublin 1

 

The CCPC will not be responsible for invoices not reaching the CCPC and therefore if an invoice has not been paid within 15 days the supplier should follow up to ensure it was received.

Disputes regarding invoices will be dealt with by Joe O’Rourke, Head of Finance, who can be contacted via email at joeorourke@ccpc.ie or by phone at +353 (0)1 4703604. If an invoice is disputed by the CCPC, the supplier will be notified orally as soon as practicable, with full details provided, in writing, within three days of receipt of the invoice.

Payments

The CCPC aims to pay suppliers within 15 days of receipt of a valid invoice for goods or services.

However, in accordance with the European Communities (Late Payment in Commercial Transactions) Regulations 2012 (SI 508/2012) the CCPC will pay a fee to a supplier if a payment is made after 30 days.

Performance reporting

Every quarter a Performance Report in respect of the CCPC’s payments will be published. Performance Reports will show:

  • The total number of payments made in the quarter and their value
  • The timeline in which they were paid, and
  • Details of Purchase Orders for €20,000 or more paid by the CCPC

Payments and contracts

CCPC payments over €20,000 in Q1 2017

Sage 200 Urn
029-02-0006274
Supplier Health & Safety Authority
Total (€) 36,519.60
Description Secondment salary recoupment for Q3 & Q4
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 24/01/2017
029-08-0006401
Supplier DAC Beachcroft
Total (€) 33,070.12
Description Legal fees
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 14/02/2017
029-08-0006570
Supplier ESRI
Total (€) 30,000.00
Description Price Lab research
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 07/03/2017
029-08-0006537
Supplier Remy Farrell
Total (€) 28,597.50
Description Legal fees
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 01/03/2017
029-08-0006538
Supplier Niamh Hyland
Total (€) 28,597.50
Description Legal fees
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 01/03/2017
029-08-0006536
Supplier Margaret Grey
Total (€) 21,709.50
Description Legal fees
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 01/03/2017
029-08-0006715
Supplier OPW
Total (€) 79,665.93
Description Rent
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 24/03/2017
029-08-0006593
Supplier Abtran
Total (€) 37,308.09
Description Provision of helpline services
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 07/03/2017
029-02-0006355
Supplier Abtran
Total (€) 36,671.38
Description Provision of helpline services
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 09/02/2017
029-08-0006558
Supplier Eversheds Sutherland
Total (€) 27,039.70
Description Legal advice
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 02/03/2017
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
029-08-0002911
Supplier Carat
Total (€) 41,773.69
Description Statutory public awareness campaign relating to car checks radio
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 14/10/2016
029-08-0003162
Supplier Carat
Total (€) 54,916.86
Description Personal loans awareness campaign
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 08/12/2016
029-08-0005490
Supplier Abtran
Total (€) 33,454.11
Description Provision of helpline services
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 14/10/2016
029-08-0005675
Supplier Abtran
Total (€) 32,192.65
Description Provision of helpline services
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 08/11/2016
029-08-0005862
Supplier Abtran
Total (€) 30,866.06
Description Provision of helpline services
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 06/12/2016
029-08-0005977
Supplier Abtran
Total (€) 32,574.90
Description Provision of helpline services
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 12/12/2016
029-08-0005999
Supplier Carat
Total (€) 20,763.63
Description Buying online campaign – radio
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 30/11/2016
029-08-0005903
Supplier Carat
Total (€) 21,398.27
Description Toy safety media campaign
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 05/12/2016
029-08-0005990
Supplier Carat
Total (€) 47,000.16
Description Buying online media campaign
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 12/12/2016
029-08-0005772
Supplier DAC Beechcroft
Total (€) 30,096.84
Description Solicitors’ fees
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 22/11/2016
024-03-0005835
Supplier European Consumer Centre
Total (€) 33,586.48
Description CCPC funding commitment to ECC Ireland
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 25/11/2016
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
024-02-0004646
Supplier Abtran Limited
Total (€) 24,874.61
Description Provision of helpline services
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 07/07/2016
029-02-0005040
Supplier Abtran Limited
Total (€) 22,722.11
Description Provision of helpline services
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 17/08/2016
029-02-0005221
Supplier Abtran Limited
Total (€) 22,722.11
Description Provision of helpline services
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 16/09/2016
029-02-0004929
Supplier DAC Beachcroft Solicitors
Total (€) 24,400.29
Description Legal fees
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 04/08/2016
029-02-0005357
Supplier European Consumer Centre
Total (€) 73,272.47
Description CCPC funding commitment to ECC Ireland
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 30/09/2016
029-02-0004985
Supplier Carat
Total (€) 60,862.43
Description Campaign for car finance and car checks
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 11/08/2016
029-02-0004866
Supplier Carat
Total (€) 20,074.90
Description Personal finance campaign
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 22/07/2016
029-02-0005039
Supplier Willis Risk Services
Total (€) 38,408.20
Description Insurance
Paid Yes
Transaction Date 17/08/2016
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 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
Media relations services
Contractor MKC Communications
Contract Value (ex. VAT) Between €70k – €150k
Contract award date/duration 08/07/2015 -1 year with option to renew for one further year
Brief description of contract 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
Contractor Lex Consultancy
Contract Value (ex. VAT) Between €60k – €209k
Contract award date/duration 29/02/2016 -1 year with option to extend for further 1 year, with two such extensions permitted
Brief description of contract Manage end to end recruitment process for the CCPC
Accountancy services
Contractor Crowleys DFK
Contract Value (ex. VAT) Between €225k – €455k
Contract award date/duration 13/07/2015 -2 years an option to extend for a further 1 year, with two such extensions permitted
Brief description of contract 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
Contractor Language
Contract Value (ex. VAT) Between €125k – €325k
Contract award date/duration 12/07/2015 -Rolling contract subject to agreement of OGP framework for service.
Brief description of contract Advising on the CCPC’s advertising strategies and developing appropriate creative advertising for multiple media platforms
Provision of contact management services
Contractor Abtran
Contract Value (ex. VAT) Between €277k – €720k
Contract award date/duration 01/07/2015 -1 year with an option to extend for a further 1 year, with two such extensions permitted.
Brief description of contract Dealing with telephone and email contacts, managing the CCPC’s social media queries
Provision of internal audit services
Contractor Capita Business Services Ltd
Contract Value (ex. VAT) €45k
Contract award date/duration 23/11/2013 -3 years with an option to extend for one further six month period.
Brief description of contract Fulfil the Internal Audit Function on behalf of the CCPC
Organisational development & strategy implementation support
Contractor Organisational Development & Strategy Implementation Support
Contract Value (ex. VAT) €25k
Contract award date/duration 01/09/2015 -One year with an option to extend for two 6 month periods.
Brief description of contract Devise a workforce action plan for the CCPC and assist with its implementation where necessary
Media buy services
Contractor Carat
Contract Value (ex. VAT) €102-€204k
Contract award date/duration 01/07/2015 -2 years an option to extend for a further 1 year, with two such extensions permitted.
Brief description of contract Advertising strategy and media selection for campaigns, in addition to procuring media on behalf of the CCPC
ICT consultancy
Contractor Mazars
Contract Value (ex. VAT) €150k
Contract award date/duration 23/10/2015 -3 year contract with an option to extend by two six month periods
Brief description of contract Three phase ICT project covering strategy development and governance, document management and high level implementation support
Mobile telecommunications
Contractor Vodafone
Contract Value (ex. VAT) €18k
Contract award date/duration 15/09/2014 -12 months but extended on a month by month basis
Brief description of contract Provision of mobile phone contracts to CCPC staff
Web hosting
Contractor Tibus
Contract Value (ex. VAT) €25k
Contract award date/duration 30/09/2012 -1 year with option to extend for a further two years.  Now rolling pending new tender process.
Brief description of contract Hosting of the CCPC’s websites
Website design and development services
Contractor MediaOne
Contract Value (ex. VAT) €49,000
Contract award date/duration Project specific
Brief description of contract 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
Contractor Amárach Research
Contract Value (ex. VAT) Between €50k and €200k
Contract award date/duration 11/7/16 –

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

Brief description of contract This contract involves conducting research amongst consumers and businesses relating to their experiences and behaviours in markets.
Provision of online quantitative market research services
Contractor Coyne Research
Contract Value (ex. VAT) Between €30k and €90k
Contract award date/duration 11/7/16 –

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

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