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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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# Procurement
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.
# WiFi
Government set to decide whether to sign off on €3bn National Broadband Plan
The plan aims to bring high-speed internet to smaller towns and one-off homes around Ireland.
# Computer Says No
Salvaging the broadband plan: 'State stepping in to provide rural internet should be considered'
Fianna Fáil will tonight ask the government to stall the procurement process and review what has gone wrong in the roll-out of broadband.
# hop on
Dublin Bus is selling 67 of its double-decker buses
Last year the company added more than 100 new buses to the fleet.
# Hat in the Ring
Transdev planning to bid for bus routes set to be tendered this year
The French-based company currently operates the Luas service.
# Cause for alarm?
Alan Kelly told to 'come clean' about meeting with company which won €3.6m State contracts
Kelly met with two representatives from the company, but says he did not know they would be there.
# Tenders
Can talks prevent the next bus strike, or is the situation 'out of control'?
Further talks between unions and management are due to be held today.
# PAC
Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts 'awarded to former employees'
The issue is set to be discussed at the Public Accounts Committee.
# Tenders
Government makes no comment on postcode costs amid Dáil claims of €30m
Minister Rabbitte told the Dáil that his department was assisted in the tender process by a consulting firm.
# Industrial Relations
Security staff at state solicitor’s office protest after being replaced
The eight security workers were not given positions after a new contractor took over at the site.
# Construction
Building costs up 3 per cent as material and energy prices rise
The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland said that recent trends in below cost tendering are unsustainable as companies continue to fail.
# tendering
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.
# It Could Be You
Howlin confirms plan to revamp National Lottery licence
The next operator will win the licence for 20 years, up from the current 10, meaning a greater up-front payment to the State.
# Inkgate
Can you supply cheaper ink for our TDs? Leinster House wants to know
A tendering process to supply ‘print consumables’ to Leinster House closes at noon today. Get your bids in now!
# Construction
Half of constructors submitting tenders 'below cost' to try and find work
Over half of construction tenders submitted now are below cost – with the actual costs around 17 per cent higher than given.