Thursday, 18 April 2019

Questions (23)

Jonathan O'Brien


23. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of post-project reviews and cost-benefit analyses of public private partnerships that have been completed and published to date. [18056/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

PPPs are subject to VFM tests at four stages when they are being procured and to comprehensive post project reviews once sufficient time has elapsed for their operational performance to be properly assessed.  Post project reviews should be published as soon as possible, subject to the withholding of commercially sensitive information.

Responsibility for conducting post project reviews rests with the sponsoring agency.  I have, nevertheless, had enquiries made from relevant Departments and I understand the position to be as follows.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland has completed post project reviews on ten PPP schemes, which are available on their website.

The Courts Service has advised that its first post project review was completed in October 2012 and is published on the Courts Service website.  The Courts Service has further advised that a second post project review will commence later this year with completion and publication date yet to be determined.

The Pilot Schools mid-term review is on-going and due to be completed in Q3 2019.  This review is the first formal post project review of PPP projects carried out by the Department of Education & Skills.  

The HSE is in discussions with the NDFA about commencing the post project review of the recently delivered primary care centre PPP Project.