Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (416)

Seán Fleming

Question:

416. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the total number of public construction projects which have gone to arbitration; if he will list this information per year since 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31994/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Arbitration Rules for use with the Public Works and Construction Services Contracts (AR1) requires that each arbitrator appointed to an arbitration case under the Capital Works Management Framework to notify the National Procurement Policy Unit in my Department of their appointment within 14 days after accepting appointment. The arbitrators are also required to submit a copy of the findings of any arbitration in relation to these contracts on a non-confidential basis to the Secretariat of the Government Construction Contracts Committee to facilitate the monitoring and analysis of disputes in relation to these contracts. To date one notification of appointment and one interim recommendation has been received, both in 2012, in my Department.

Questions Nos. 417 to 419, inclusive, answered with Question No. 413.