Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (131)

Michael McGrath


131. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the final agreed tender price and the date of the tender for the contract in respect of each capital expenditure project which cost €10 million or more since 2010, in tabular form; the final overall amount paid; the date of the final payment in respect of the completion of the project; the reason the final amount paid exceeded the final tender price; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4645/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I wish to inform the Deputy that in the time available it has not been possible to gather all of the necessary data to respond in full on this matter. My Department has contacted the relevant Justice sector agencies to collate the necesssary information and I will forward this as soon as it is available.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
I refer to parliamentary question No. 131 for answer on 30 January 2019. As the Deputy will recall, the information you requested could not be obtained in the time available and I undertook to contact him again.
Having contacted the relevant Justice sector Agencies to collate the necessary information, please find below the requested information in tabular form.

Capital Project

Final Agreed Tender Price

Date of Tender for Contract

Final Overall Amount Paid

Date of Final Payment

Reason, where applicable, Final Amount Exceeded Tender

Midlands Prison Extension

€23,680,865 excl. VAT


€24,767,868 excl. VAT

16/10/2014 (retention)

The difference of €1,087,003 relates to works carried out including additional kitchen and visiting facilities.

Cork Prison New Development

€33,706,391 excl. VAT


€38,116,073 excl. VAT

20/12/2016 (retention)

The difference of €4,409,682 between the contracted sum and the total paid to contractor is accounted for by the following:

Addition of three storey recreation block

Difficult ground conditions required additional substructure works

Gate building layout changes

Segregation yard remodel

Additional structure for kitchen area

Kevin St Garda Station *

€27,480,605# incl. VAT


Still being negotiated with contractor.



Wexford Garda Station *

€22,300,000# incl. VAT


€22,165,000 incl. VAT Final account now agreed.

The release of the final payment to the contractor is expected to issue shortly following the completion of a site inspection by the project architect.


Galway Garda Station *

€24,974,632# incl. VAT


Still being negotiated with contractor.



Schengen Information System

€21,758,068 incl. VAT


N/A Contract running until 2021

N/A Payments continuing


Courts PPP Bundle **

€150m excl. VAT


Unitary Charge



* Contracts in relation to new Garda Stations at Kevin Street, Galway and Wexford are managed by the Office of Public Works on behalf of An Garda Síochána and have not been finalised.
** The figure quoted for the Courts PPP Bundle is a notional figure, as PPP projects are paid for by means of a Unitary Charge over a 25 year period post construction.
# Price when tenders were received