Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (359)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

359. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Social Protection the total cost for the development of the new jobmatch website; and the timeframe for the roll-out of this new website. [22249/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Department of Social Protection (DSP) is currently finalising a Request for Tender for the provision of a new Public Employment Service portal to replace the current system offered via the Department’s JobsIreland service. The new portal will provide an enhanced online Employment service for Jobseekers, Employers and DSP Staff via a responsive website. This will provide a vacancy advertising and search facility, including automated Jobseeker and Vacancy match functionality in addition to enhanced DSP monitoring of jobseeker activity.

It is intended to issue an open Request for Tender on eTenders in the coming weeks. Subject to the selection of a vendor and execution of contracts, it is hoped that the new system will be implemented by December 2014.

Pending the completion of this procurement process, it is not possible to state the costs for the new service.