Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (189)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

189. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will consider submitting all future major public project tendering to pre-examination by a reputable international independent cost accountant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8130/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

As part of the ongoing reform of Ireland’s capital management systems, the Office of Government Procurement is conducting a review of construction procurement strategy and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform is reviewing the Public Spending Code. The purpose of these reviews is to strengthen the existing guidance to better align with the realities of project delivery and with a particular focus on improved financial appraisal, cost estimation and management. My officials will conduct an examination of international best practice and consider all potential approaches as part of the reviews.