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Library Services

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 11 October 2016

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Ceisteanna (220)

Peadar Tóibín


220. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the status of the national tender for public library services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29355/16]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The provision of public library services is a matter for each local authority in its capacity as a library authority under the Local Government Act 2001. This includes the procurement of books and other library related services. My Department has no direct role in these matters.

I understand that the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) is currently working with the Educational Procurement Service on a collaborative engagement for book stock procurement under the new Office of Government Procurement centralised model. A Working Group has been established by the LGMA to oversee the process. It is planned to publish the national tender later in the year in order to have a national procurement in place for 2017.