Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (427)

Martin Heydon

Question:

427. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht 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. [30238/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

I am advised that my Department and those agencies under its remit are engaged in a number of contracts for the provision of security services as listed in the following tables. When engaging security services my Department is committed to public procurement procedures and value for money. A number of contracts such as those awarded for keyholding duties are subject to annual review, and a number have been renewed. The value of these contracts is considerably below the threshold necessary for the conduct of a formal procurement process.

Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Reviewed annually

Name of contractor

Site

Nature of Service

Duration of contract

Synergy Security Solutions

North King St. Smithfield Dublin 7

Front Desk (opening & closing)

2 years from January 2019

Secure-All Security

Coole Park Visitor Centre, Co. Galway

Keyholding (opening and closing)

Reviewed annually

Noonan Services

New Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Keyholding

Reviewed annually

Noonan Services

Mahon, Co. Cork

Keyholding

Reviewed annually

G4S

Furbo, Co. Galway

Keyholding

Reviewed annually

Securitas Security Services Ltd

Custom House, Druid Lane, Galway

Keyholding

Reviewed annually

Fresco Security Ltd

Killarney House and Gardens, Co. Kerry

Keyholding

Reviewed annually

Crimewatch Fire and Security

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

Keyholding

Reviewed annually

Secure-All Security

Millennium House, Loughrea, Co. Galway

Keyholding

Reviewed annually

Shepherd Security

Knocksink, Co. Wicklow

Keyholding

Reviewed annually

Bodies under the aegis of the Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Name of Agency

Name of Contractor

Nature of Service

Duration of Contract

Arts Council

Accent Solutions

Access control, Keyholding and Out of hours security services

3 years from March 2016 (Extended by 12 months in 2019)

Coimisinéir Teanga

Noonan Services Group

Keyholding

Reviewed annually

Crawford Art Gallery

Synergy Security Solutions Ltd

Keyholding Out of hours security services and Front Desk

3 years from June 2019

Foras na Gaeilge

G4S Security

Keyholding and Out of hours security service

Contract commenced 2013 and subject to annual review

Heritage Council

Sentry Security

Static security, Keyholding (opening and closing), Out of hours security services and Alarm monitoring and maintenance

2 years from December 2018

Irish Museum Modern Art

Synergy Security Solutions

Out of hours security services

3 Years from 2018

National Archives

Securaway At Risk Security Group Limited T/A SAR Security

Static security (National Archives building in Bishop Street.)

2 years from May 2017 (option to extend the contract a maximum of twice for twelve month periods)

National Concert Hall

Manguard Plus

Static security and remote monitoring security services

Contract commenced Jan 2014

National Gallery of Ireland

Noonan Services Group Limited

Out of hours security services

3 years from March 2018

National Library of Ireland

Top Security

NLI Kildare St.: Out of hours security services National Photographic Archive: Front desk

2 years from January 2018 (option to extend by up 2 additional years)

National Library of Ireland

Noonan

Keyholding (Park west Facility and National Photographic Archive)

Contract commenced Jan 2011 (New tender in progress)

National Museum of Ireland

Synergy Security Solutions Ltd.

Static Security, Keyholding, Alarm monitoring and maintenance

Four years from 2015 – 2019 (New tender in progress)

Screen Ireland

Securitas

Keyholding

One year from November 2018

Screen Ireland

DNA Security

Alarm monitoring and maintenance and CCTV (Dublin Office)

Contract commenced May 2017, reviewed annually

Screen Ireland

Gallant Security

Alarm monitoring and maintenance (Dublin Office)

Contract commenced May 2008, reviewed annually

Screen Ireland

Secure All Security

Keyholding (Galway Office)

Contract commenced May 2006, reviewed annually

Screen Ireland

Centaur Alarms

Alarm monitoring and maintenance (Galway Office)

Contract commenced May 2007, reviewed annually

Waterways Ireland

MCM Technology of Cork

Alarm monitoring and maintenance (Scarriff Regional Offices)

Contract commenced May 2006, reviewed annually

Waterways Ireland

Nightguard

Alarm monitoring and maintenance (Portumna Office)

One year from November 2018

Waterways Ireland

Visiconnex

CCTV surveillance and hailing system (Fenniscourt Depot)

Contract commenced September 2011, reviewed annually

Waterways Ireland

Sure – Security Services

CCTV monitoring (Tullamore, Lowtown, Deey Bridge and 13th Lock Gate)

Two years from May 2018

Waterways Ireland

Vodafone Ltd

Dry Dock vessel surveillance (Scarriff Harbour)

Five years from July 2017