Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (303)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

303. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of State contracts that were not awarded to the lowest tender or bid in each year since 2011 to date in his Department or bodies under the aegis of his Department; the reason the lowest tender or bid was not chosen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8805/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I wish to confirm to the Deputy that the information sought cannot be provided in the time allowed. As soon as the information has been collated I will write to the Deputy on the matter.

In addition I have asked that the agencies which fall under the remit of this Department respond to you directly on the question raised.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A:

I refer to Parliamentary Question No. 303 for answer on 19 February 2019, in which you requested the number of State contracts that were not awarded to the lowest tender or bid in each year since 2011 to date in my Department or bodies under the aegis of this Department; the reason the lowest tender or bid was not chosen.

As you will recall, the information you requested could not be obtained in the time available and I undertook to contact you again. While I have included returns for the Irish Prison Service which is part of the Department, I have asked that the agencies which fall under the remit of this Department respond to you directly on the question raised.

The information requested is set out in the following table:

Year

Description of Tender

Reason for not awarding to lowest bidder

2011

RFT for the Provision of Management, Catering, Housekeeping, General Maintenance & Security Services at State-owned accommodation centres

Tenders were evaluated under the Most Economically Advantageous Tender Model where price is only part of the assessment process. Bids were also scored on the quality of their proposal. The Successful Bidder, outscored the bidder with the lowest price on the quality of their proposal.

2011

Mountjoy B Wing

The contract award criteria was not price only. It was awarded to the most economically advantageous tender (MEAT). This is the aggregate of price marks and quality marks.

2012

Mountjoy B Wing

The contract award criteria was not price only. It was awarded to the most economically advantageous tender (MEAT). This is the aggregate of price marks and quality marks.

2012

Cork Prison Development

The contract award criteria was not price only. It was awarded to the most economically advantageous tender (MEAT). This is the aggregate of price marks and quality marks.

2013

Domino Developers

Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) in addition to an overall higher evaluation score across the other relevant criteria

2014

nil

2015

nil

2016

Provision of a National awareness campaign as part of the Second National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2016-2021 - Media Planning and Buying Advertising Services

Most economically advantageous tender according to the rigorous application of the published marking scheme for both competitions

2016

Provision of a National awareness campaign as part of the Second National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2016-2021 - Strategic and Creative Advertising services

2016

RFT for the Provision of Management, Catering, Housekeeping, General Maintenance & Security Services at State-owned accommodation centres

Tenders were evaluated under the Most Economically Advantageous Tender Model where price is only part of the assessment process. Bids were also scored on the quality of their proposal. The Successful Bidder, outscored the bidder with the lowest price on the quality of their proposal

2016

Provision and operation of road safety camera network for An Garda Síochána to monitor vehicle speeds

Most economically advantageous proposal.

2017

Sharepoint Development Resources

Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) in addition to an overall higher evaluation score across the other relevant criteria

2017

Business Analyst Team

Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) in addition to an overall higher evaluation score across the other relevant criteria

2017

eGates Contract

The eGates project contract was awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender to bidders that met the minimum requirements. In this case, 3 bidders submitted solutions which were reviewed, and marks allocated to each. The tenderer that was given the highest overall mark was awarded the contract. The overall tender evaluation process was managed by the Office of Government Procurement.

2017

Limerick Prison

The contract award criteria was not price only. It was awarded to the most economically advantageous tender (MEAT). This is the aggregate of price marks and quality marks.

2018

Deskside Support Team

Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) in addition to an overall higher evaluation score across the other relevant criteria

2019 – to date

nil