Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Ceisteanna (99)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

99. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount spent on purchasing mobile telephones for staff within his Department for work-related business in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by grade; if his Department has a contract with a mobile telephone company (details supplied) to supply mobile telephones if needed; if so, the name of the company; the date on which the contract for the supply of mobile telephones to his Department is next due to expire; and the robust steps taken to ensure that the costs incurred on work related telephones are the best value for the taxpayer. [47926/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform currently have a contract in place with Three Ireland for the supply of Mobile Phone Services & Handsets, this contract is due to expire in April 2020. All mobile phones are currently procured from the Three Ireland contract, the contract was awarded on foot of a public procurement competition for the Provision of Mobile Phone Services and Handsets. The Department is currently in the process of a market exercise for the successor contract run under the Office of Government Procurement’s Mobile Phone Framework. Public procurement measures ensure that there are robust steps in place in the process and that the tenders are evaluated and awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender thus providing the best value to the taxpayer.

Amount spent on purchasing Mobile Phones by year

2016

2017

2018

2019 to date

€16,863.30

€18,443.37

€10,132.74

€7,206.08