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
D01 C576

 

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 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 Q2 2017

Sage 200 Urn Supplier Total (€) Description Paid Transaction Date
029-02-0000007067 European Consumer Centre 94,052.82 2017 Grant funding Yes 23/05/2017
029-08-0000006933 OPW 136,811.48 Rent Yes 25/04/2017
029-08-0000007134 OPW 29,096.94 Building service charges Yes 01/06/2017
029-08-0000007056 Abtran 38,320.26 Consumer helpline charges April Yes 10/05/2017
029-08-0000006830 Abtran 41,655.49 Consumer helpline charges March Yes 07/04/2017
029-08-0000007301 Abtran 37,121.06 Consumer helpline charges May Yes 21/06/2017
029-08-0000006892 PFH 39,736.04 Supply and installation of unified communications system Yes 03/04/2017
029-08-0000006891 PFH 30,089.60 Supply and installation of unified communications system Yes 03/04/2017
029-02-0000007308 Carat 41,820.00 Independent partnership Yes 21/06/2017
029-08-0000007288 Carat 30,049.37 Public awareness – car checks Yes 21/06/2017
029-08-0000003973 Carat 20,836.20 Public awareness – car finance Yes 21/06/2017
029-0000007289 Dell Computers Ireland 24,303.26 Computer equipment and software and accessories Yes 20/06/2017
029-0000006934 Trilogy Technology 33,714.30 Implementation of ICT infrastructure for new CCPC offices Yes 25/04/2017

CCPC payments over €20,000 in Q3 2017

Sage 200 Urn Supplier Total (€) Description Paid Transaction Date
006-08-0000007855 European Consumer Centre 61,136.17 Funding payment Yes 26/09/2017
006-08-0000007615 DAC Beachcroft 37,664.39 Legal fees Yes 03/08/2017
006-08-0000004368 Carat 109,999.99 Mortgage switching campaign Yes 27/09/2017
006-08-0000004370 Carat 90,000.00 First time buyers campaign Yes 27/09/2017
006-08-0000004343 Carat 41,820.00 Independent partnership Yes 26/09/2017
029-08-0000007373/029-08-0000003984 OPW 136,811.47 Rent Yes 05/07/2017
006-08-0000007872/006-08-0000004330 OPW 136,811.47 Rent Yes 26/09/2017
006-08-0000007707/006-08-0000004212 OPW 29,096.94 Building service charge Yes 30/08/2017
006-08-0000007516/006-08-000004063 Willis Towers Watson 51,809.27 Insurance Yes 27/07/2017
006-08-0000007627/006-08-000004145 FexCo 79,950.00 Consumer helpline set up fees Yes 08/08/2017
006-08-0000007829/006-08-000004310 FexCo 39,186.81 Consumer helpline charges August 2017 Yes 18/09/2017
006-08-0000007424/006-08-000004020 Abtran 36,174.85 Consumer helpline charges June 2017 Yes 06/07/2017
006-08-0000007424/006-08-000004020 Abtran 36,174.85 Call centre charges July 2017 Yes 30/08/2017
029-08-0000007365/029-08-000003991 Language 21,670.14 Car finance campaign Yes 03/07/2017
006-08-0000004266/006-08-000004267 Language 24,398.28 Switching mortgages campaign creative costs Yes 06/09/2017
006-08-0000004071/006-08-000007524 Language 24,600.00 Branding for new offices Yes 27/07/2017

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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