Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (910)

Barry Cowen

Question:

910. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of capital projects being undertaken by her Department; the final agreed tender price; the estimated cost of each capital project in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31074/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

My Department’s capital allocation is split over three subheads i.e. A.2. (v) Office Equipment and External IT Services, A.2. (vi) Office Premises Expenses and A.2. (ix) eGovernment Related Projects.

The following table outlines my Department’s plans for the 2019 capital allocation of €15m (including €1m capital carry over from 2018).

A.2. (v) Office Equipment and External IT Services

Projects

Estimated Cost/Tender Price

Ongoing purchase of computer hardware, photocopiers, other non-IT office machinery, software licenses including storage technology, investment in server infrastructure and in virtualisation technology etc.

€8.5m (This estimate relates to the ongoing purchase of a range of equipment and software to support the Department in its daily functions – it is not project specific)

Intreo Centre Online Self Service

€0.3m (no tendering process as this is an in-house project).

Sub Total

€8.8m

A.2.(vi) Office Premises

The following table outlines the Department’s planned contribution towards the costs of refurbishment on Departmental Buildings in 2019. The Deputy may wish to note that in relation to refurbishment costs, all accommodation works are contracted by the Office of Public Works (OPW) who will be best positioned to provide details on the final agreed tender price. The OPW may also be providing part funding for some of the projects.

Project

Estimated Project Cost

DEASP Contribution 2019

Dungarvan

200,000

200,000

Lifford

600,000

200,000

Fermoy

600,000

500,000

Killybegs

100,000

100,000

Mallow

600,000

300,000

Clonakility

125,000

25,000

Limerick City - Consolidation

400,000

200,000

Blanchardstown - Expand public office

200,000

200,000

Kilmainham

350,000

200,000

Kilbarrack

350,000

200,000

Bantry

1,000,000

200,000

Nenagh

800,000

200,000

Ballybofey Residual

100,000

100,000

Longford

300,000

150,000

Sligo - residual plus glass office

100,000

100,000

Buncrana

200,000

200,000

Gandon

150,000

150,000

Infinity

3,000,000

100,000

Generators - Residual

175,000

175,000

Reserve - project reserve

500,000

500,000

AMD Building Projects - Canteen / M&E Services

500,000

500,000

Energy Efficiency - LED lighting / EV charging points

500,000

500,000

Front Office Back Office (FOBO) / Digital Signage Programme

550,000

550,000

AMD - Building Refurbishment - Plans

450,000

450,000

Sub-Total

11,850,000

6,000,000

A.2. (ix) eGovernment Related Projects

Projects

Estimated Cost/Tender Price

No specific project identified. Budget allocated in the event of projects arising during 2019.

€0.2m

Subtotal

€0.2m

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.