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Education and Training Boards

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 5 April 2022

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Ceisteanna (569)

Mairéad Farrell

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569. Deputy Mairéad Farrell asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the number of training companies that have been engaged by the Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board as a result of the new round of tendering for the delivery of training packages; the names of the successful companies; the number that have the competency to deliver training in Irish; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18105/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Further and Higher Education)

The Office of Government Procurement ran a competition in 2021 for a multi supplier Framework Agreement and Services Contracts for the provision of contracted Further Education and Training Services in Education and Training Boards (ETBs). The successful companies under the Galway Roscommon ETB Lot are: Eden Computer Training Limited – trading as Eden Training; Chevron College Limited; FRS Training, Irish Times Training and partners; Klangley Investments (Cork) Limited, trading as Impact Training and KT Business Skills Limited. These companies are responsible for the delivery of training through Irish, should this be required from them.

While GRETB has held introductory meetings with all contractors, drawdown contracts for training programmes have yet to be issued to any successful companies through the new framework. No services have been procured through Irish to date under these frameworks.

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