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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 22 March 2022

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Ceisteanna (98)

Carol Nolan

Ceist:

98. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the cost incurred by his Department for the supply of Covid-19 related face masks and face coverings since March 2019 to date; the name of the supplier involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13889/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Enterprise)

My Department responded swiftly and effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the primary focus being on public health.  Set out in the table below are the expenditure details by supplier regarding the procurement of face masks and face shields undertaken by the Department and its Offices since February 2020 which is when the pandemic hit Ireland. 

The Offices of the Department include the Companies Registration Office (including the Register of Beneficial Owners and the Registry of Friendly Societies), the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland, the Labour Court, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the Workplace Relations Commission. The Department and its Offices are spread across 11 locations across the country in Dublin, Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kilkenny and Sligo.

Reusable masks and face shields were provided for staff. Disposable masks were provided for any contractors and visitors when permitted in attendance onsite in accordance with the prevailing Government restrictions and Public Health guidelines.

Where possible, suppliers used were procured utilising existing frameworks in place via the Office of the Government Procurement (OGP).  Where no OGP framework was available at a point in time, then every effort was made to request quotes from a minimum of three suppliers and subject to availability of supply.

Supplier

Expenditure inclusive of VAT

Bunzl

€790.89

Codex Ltd

€1,325.45

DBC Group

€23,454.90

Emergency Care Group

€416.85

Grosvenor Cleaning Services

€334.50

Hunt Office

€187.78

Lyreco

€141.76

Nisbets

€47.95

Opus Print

€3,509.80

Q-Flow

€7,175.24

Viking Direct

€126.99

Total (11 suppliers over two years)

€37,512.10

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