Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2510)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

2510. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the procedures and process set by his Department for TII in the tendering for works by an SME to carry out emergency pavement and highway repairs along the national routes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34598/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design and construction of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. This also includes responsibility for the procurement and tendering process associated with the national roads programme.

In that regard, TII, as a Statutory Body, operate under the Public Procurement Guidelines which are set at National Level.

Question No. 2511 answered with Question No. 2326.