Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (232)

Martin Heydon


232. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the contracts her Department and agencies under her remit are engaged in for the provision of security services; the name of each contractor; the procurement process involved; the duration of each contract; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30235/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

Security Services contracts are in place in two of my Department's Offices namely Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), 16 Parnell Square, Dublin 2 and Patents Office, Hebron Road, Kilkenny. The procurement process for both were via Office of Government Procurement National Framework Agreement for the provision of Security Services.

The ODCE contract is with Synergy Security Solutions and started on 1 June 2019 for a period of three years with two optional 12-month extensions.

The Patents Office has a contract with Securway At Risk Security Group Limited, T/A Sar Security. The duration of contract is for two years with two optional 12- month extensions (currently on first extension until 2nd April 2020).

My Department does not routinely collect details of (security contracts etc.) entered into by the agencies under the aegis of the Department. This is a day to day operational matter for the agencies concerned and not one in which I have a direct function.