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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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