Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (481)

Michael McGrath


481. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the final agreed tender price, the date of the tender for the contract and the final overall amount actually paid and the date of the final payment in respect of each capital expenditure project completed since 1 January 2014 by his Department or an agency under the remit of his 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 he will make a statement on the matter. [39919/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The information requested by the Deputy, regarding capital projects completed by my Department since 1 January 2014 and costing €10 million or more, is set out in the following table.

Capital project

Date of tender

Final tender price

Date of final payment

Final amount paid


INFOMAR, National Marine Mapping Programme

[Phase 1]





This project was jointly managed by the Department’s Geological Survey and the Marine Institute. The final cost includes grant funding of €13m provided to the Marine Institute.

National Broadband Scheme





100 Mbps Schools Broadband





The information requested in relation to the agencies under the aegis of my Department is an operational matter for each agency. The Department will request the relevant bodies to reply directly to the Deputy with the information requested in respect of their organisations.