Invoices will be accepted either electronically at email@example.com or in hard copy. Invoices will only be considered valid if they:
- Contain the name and address of the payee
- Are addressed to the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA)
- Are dated appropriately
- Contain specifics regarding the charge, including relevant tax
- Contain SFPA PO number, if greater than €500
- Include a valid VAT number, if applicable
Hard copy invoices should be addressed to:
National Seafood Centre
The SFPA will not be responsible for invoices not reaching the SFPA 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 Accounts Payable, who can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 023 885 9350. If an invoice is disputed by the SFPA, 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 SFPA aims to pay suppliers within 30 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 SFPA will pay a fee to a supplier if a payment is made after 30 days.
Every quarter a performance report in respect of the SFPA’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
- Details of payments for €20,000 or more made by the SFPA
Read the SFPA's latest Prompt Payment Report here