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# Procurement

This year
County council spent millions on road projects without a tender process, report says
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
The details are contained in an audit carried out by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
The work included €1.245 million for an engineering firm and a further €1.1 million paid to consultants for a separate roads upgrade.
A Local Government auditor also criticised the council for proceeding with a €350,000 land swap with a local GAA club "without an independent valuation" of the four-hectare site offloaded by the local authority.
Fingal County Council told the auditor that it would review its processes for future projects, but defended the actions it took.
Last year
Minister confirms Aramark given refugee catering contract as process had to be 'short circuited'
Minister for Integration Roderic O’Gorman says Government hasn’t used the traditional procurement processes.
All time
Alice-Mary Higgins: The 'low-ball' public procurement model is broken and needs reform
The senator has proposed new legislation to rebalance the process.
Leaving Cert: Polymetrika was paid €91,500 above agreed cost for work after daily rate kicked in at end of contract
To date, €163,000 has been paid to Polymetrika for the calculated grades system.
Questions remain over NI-ROI 'secret' emails and a non-existent PPE order for Northern Ireland
The DUP’s Paul Frew has asked that two email threads are released to see why a promise for PPE was made, but was never delivered.
Government spends €5.2m on new aircraft to help Covid-19 response
The aircraft completed its first mission last weekend, when it delivered a number of Irish tests to a laboratory in Germany.
'Affordable and transparent': HSE's new system for purchasing medicines to cost €1.3 billion
The five-year tender for a dynamic purchasing system will ensure good quality medicines are available on a timely basis, the HSE said.
'Leaving Cert papers shouldn't be published in France': PAC probing Ireland's 'lazy' approach in awarding State contracts
The PAC is to look at issues of non-compliance with procurement rules for all State bodies.
Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines
Millions has been spent on services procured on almost 350 occasions over a three-year period.
Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block
A total of 42 schools built by WBS were inspected over concerns about structural problems.
Alan Kelly faces "serious questions" over meeting with company that won state tender
Deputy Paul Murphy says “serious irregularities occurred” around a meeting involving Alan Kelly and another Labour TD.
Top tips on winning public contracts if you are an SME
The public sector has huge opportunities for small or medium Irish businesses – if you’re ready for the challenge.
Business owners angered at cost of An Post tender process
Companies hoping to obtain work with the semi-State body have been asked to pay a fee in order to put in for a tender.
New website to make awarding of state contracts easier for firms
Procurement Minister Brian Hayes said the website will significantly reduce the amount of documentation for companies bidding for contracts.
Sinn Féin launches its jobs plan
The party says it has identified €13 billion which can be sourced to create jobs, improve competitiveness and increase productivity.
School bus contract should be put out to tender, says US-Irish consortium
Is the yellow, high school bus en route to Ireland?
Postmasters 'mystified' that Household Charge cannot be paid at Post Office
The Department of the Environment has said it was not possible as a procurement process would have been needed, which would have delayed the forthcoming property tax.
Department of Health spent €20k on hiring potted plants
The department spent tens of thousands renting potted plants over a two year period.