Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Questions (523)

Kate O'Connell


523. Deputy Kate O'Connell asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of contracts and-or tenders that have been awarded to a company (details supplied); the value of these contracts, that is, the amount the company has been paid; the services the contracts were for; and the number of public sector and-or publicly funded catering facilities being run by the company. [50355/18]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department primarily engages with the named company through the Office of Public Works Optimising Power at Work programme, for which the Commissioners of Public Works are the contract holders.

Earlier this year, my Department directly awarded a contract with the named company, for our offices in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim for Facilities Management Services. This contract came into effect on 26 March 2018, following a procurement competition which was notified in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). The contract will run until 26 February 2021 at a cost of €91,970.09 per annum. The duties include security, reception duties, grounds maintenance, general maintenance, health and safety, key holding and cleaning duties. The amount paid to date under this contract is €63,303.46 (excl VAT).