Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (305)

Michael McGrath


305. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the final agreed tender price, the date of the tender for the contract and the final overall amount paid and the date of the final payment in respect of each capital expenditure project completed since 1 January 2014 by her Department or an agency under the remit of her Department and which ended up costing €10 million or more in tabular form; the reason the final amount paid exceeded the final tender price; the details available in respect of projects in which construction is not complete to date or in which the final settlement account has not been agreed to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39917/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

I would advise the Deputy that capital expenditure by my Department is mainly by way of grants to support the multi-annual capital investment programmes of our Enterprise Development and Innovation Agencies and as such does not involve capital projects requiring tendering etc. In terms of my Department’s Agencies, I have asked my officials to contact the relevant Agencies concerned in relation to the information sought by the Deputy and I will contact the Deputy in relation to the information received in due course.