Thursday, 13 December 2012

Questions (77)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

77. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Office of Public Works has a database or list of contractors on a regional basis that can be called upon to assist the office in drain cleaning or flood abatement; and if such exists the way it is maintained. [56024/12]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Office of Public Works does not maintain a database or list of contractors for the purposes referred to.

The OPW generally carries out its arterial drainage maintenance and flood relief activities through its own labour force and fleet of plant and machinery. In the event that the OPW has a requirement for hired plant, for example where additional or specialist equipment is needed, any such requirement is advertised and filled in accordance with public procurement regulations.