Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (359)

Martin Heydon


359. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs 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. [30236/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

My Department is located at Miesian Plaza, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 which is leased by the OPW. There are four civil service Departments using this office space and the security company G4S provides security from 9pm to 7am Monday to Friday, and 24/7 at the weekends / public holidays for the OPW tenant block. The costs of this are shared across the tenant Departments.

The original contract for G4S was procured by the OPW and the tenant Departments continued this provision when they took occupancy in mid-2018. This will continue until a fully managed service procurement process for the building, including security services, is carried out. This is expected to be completed by end 2019.

The details and provision of security services for agencies under the remit of my Department is an operational matter and I have requested that the agencies concerned reply directly to the Deputy.

The referred replies were forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A