Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (208)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

208. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the reason the National Asset Management Agency has decided to recently issue a tender for a business procurement support services when the National Treasury Management Agency already provides IT, finance, HR and other support services to NAMA; if this tender was included in the NAMA business plan for 2013; the value of the tender; the length of time for which the tender will be advertised; and the length of time for which the contract will run for. [30477/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by NAMA that, in accordance with its ongoing business operations planning, it is seeking proposals for appointment to a panel, under a framework agreement, from which specialist business and project support services, which are currently not available within the NTMA, may be procured as needed for the purposes of augmenting and supporting NAMA’s existing business units to achieve its objectives. It is envisaged that the framework agreement will be in place for a period of four years but the duration of individual appointments from the panel will depend on the nature of the services being sought. NAMA advises that, as the tender relates to services which may be required in the future and which may be procured from the framework, the final value of the tender cannot be provided at this time. NAMA advises, however, that as it expects that the final aggregate value of procured services will be in excess of €200,000, it has advertised the tender on the Government’s public procurement site, www.etenders.gov.ie and on the Official Journal of the European Union, www.ojeu.com. NAMA advises that full details relating to this tender, including all tender documentation, are publicly available on these websites and on the agency’s own website, www.nama.ie/procurement/