Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food
Regina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
Question 441: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts issued, the number of sub-contracts and sub-sub-contracts issued as a condition of the original contract issued and if the information will be broken down on a per contract basis per government agency. [18169/11]
Simon Coveney (Minister, Department of Agriculture, the Marine and Food; Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
While procedures are in place for the assessment and central approval by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for tenders for IT services, the provision of all IT services is an operational matter for the each Government Agency. Information concerning these individual contracts is not readily available to my Department.