Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Ceisteanna (226)

Catherine Murphy


226. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the awarding of a contract in respect of the national broadband plan; if his officials have provided him with an interim report and-or made recommendations on the awarding of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2017/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The procurement process to appoint a bidder for the NBP State intervention network is now at the final stage. My Department’s assessment of the final tender submission received from the bidder on 18 September 2018 is reaching a conclusion.

While I have received briefings from officials in my Department in relation to the NBP procurement process, I have yet to receive an interim or final report with a recommendation.

My priority is to bring the procurement process to a fair and impartial conclusion as quickly as possible and I will bring a recommendation to Government in the coming weeks.