Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (473)

Carol Nolan

Question:

473. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Education the details of contracts of €25,000 or more than have been awarded by her Department or bodies under the aegis of her Department that were found to be non-compliant with procurement guidelines from 1 January 2019 to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37794/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Appropriation Account for my Department for 2019 contains details of the contracts deemed to be non-compliant with procurement guidelines for the year 2019. Details from the 2109 Appropriation Account are attached for the Deputy’s information. A complete record is not available in respect of 2020 as the appropriation account is compiled after the end of the accounting period.

The information requested by the Deputy in regard to the agencies under the aegis of my Department is not routinely compiled by my Department. My officials are in contact with the aegis bodies and I will arrange to have the material forwarded to the Deputy when it becomes available.

Department of Education

Award of contracts, deemed non-compliant with procurement guidelines and regulation - 2019

Subject of Contract/Purchase

Contract Value €

Basis for non-compliance

Multi-supplier framework agreement for the Provision of Irish Language Translation Services.

181,544

The framework, with fifteen members, was extended for business continuity reasons and the service has been re-tendered.

Onsite scanning services for pensions and payroll sections

156,908

The original contract was extended to complete scanning of further pensioner records.

Translation Service

68,592

The contract has been extended for business continuity reasons pending the provision of a centralised arrangement by OGP.

Stationery supplies

40,824

The centralised stationery contract was terminated with short notice in May 2019 and multiple orders have been placed with a supplier pending the delivery of a replacement OGP arrangement