Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (392)

Martin Heydon

Question:

392. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection 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. [30241/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection currently has a contract in place with Secureway At Risk Security Group Ltd (SARs) for the provision of security services.  The contract was tendered through the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) security framework and resulted in a nationwide contract for a period up to 4 years.  The Department is currently engaging with the OGP in the preparation of a new security tender that is due for publication at the end of this year.  This contract also covers security services, as required, to the Social Welfare Appeals Office, Social Welfare Tribunal and the Labour Market Council (agencies under the remit of the Department) whilst the Citizens Information Board and Pensions Authority have their own security arrangements in place through their building leases.