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McGrath, Michael

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Public Procurement Contracts

Was asked: the public procurement contracts in excess of €10 million in which the final cost of the project exceeded the guaranteed maximum price in tabular form.More Button

As Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform I have responsibility for the development of policy to ensure adequate expenditure oversight on capital projects and for public procurement.  More Button

The Public Spending Code is the set of rules, procedures and guidance developed to ensure Value for Money in public expenditure.  It sets out the oversight and approval process for public expendi...More Button

All public works projects that are delivered under the Exchequer-funded element of the National Development Plan must be procured in accordance with the provisions laid down in the Capital Works ...More Button

In limited circumstances, a derogation from the use of the standard forms of contract may be sought by means of an application to the Government Contracts Committee for Construction (GCCC).  This...More Button

Since the public works contracts were introduced in 2007, two projects utilising a two stage award process resulting in a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) have been agreed through this derogation p...More Button

It is important to note that a derogation, if agreed, does not approve the approach or strategy of the contracting authority, but simply acknowledges that the circumstances are such as to warrant...More Button

It is also a matter for the contracting authority who has awarded the contract to manage its performance thereafter and report on budgetary matters to the capital approving authority concerned.  ...More Button

With respect to the two projects where a GMP process was applied, final costs for the NCH, which is still under construction, are not available and details on budgetary matters associated with th...More Button

Freedom of Information

Was asked: the number of freedom of information requests being processed by his Department; the number that have had the deadline for reply extended; the number at least one week, two weeks, one month and ove...More Button

Since 1 January 2020 my Department has to date received 158 requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2014. Of these, 57 requests were fully or partially granted, with 34 being refused. The rem...More Button