Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (40)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

40. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the total number of contracts and their total financial cost awarded by the Central Bank to companies (details supplied) in each of the years 2008 to 2012, inclusive, and to date in 2013 or whatever years practicable; if all the contracts were winning public tenders; and if he will provide a breakdown of the contracts by date, purpose and individual value. [50979/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I have been provided the following table by the Central Bank which details the total financial cost of contracts awarded by the Central Bank to the specified companies in each of the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. I have been informed by the Central Bank that, for commercial reasons, it can only provide the requested information on an aggregate basis. In relation to the total number of contracts awarded by the Central Bank to companies in this period, I have been informed by the Central Bank that this information could not be compiled in the time available. I have been informed by the Central Bank that the “Other” column includes procurements where tenders were not held due to exceptional circumstances (e.g. financial crisis related) or where compliance with procurement legislation cannot be verified in the time available. My officials have requested the outstanding material from the Central Bank and it will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as it is available.

Year

Publicly Tendered

Compliant with Procurement Legislation, where no public tender required

Other

Total

2008

-

1,442,213

2,867,157

4,309,470

2009

10,125

631,734

4,836,096

5,477,955

2010

751,273

3,700,994

4,452,267

2011

2,873,151

6,293,186

871,644

10,037,981

2012

4,023,504

2,589,052

555,636

7,168,192

2013

4,880,625

2,041,170

2,283,682

9,205,477

11,787,405

13,748,728

15,115,209

40,651,342