Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Department of Finance
Public Service Contracts
Regina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
Question 161: To ask the Minister for Finance 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. [17592/11]
Michael Noonan (Minister, Department of Finance; Limerick City, Fine Gael)
The Department of Finance, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, the Office of the Revenue Commissioners, the Comptroller and Auditor General, the Information Commissioner, the Office of the Ombudsman, the State Laboratory, and the Valuation Office do not outsource IT services, in the normal industry sense of the word and consequently do not have any contracts for outsourcing IT services. The policy of these bodies is to engage external resources to work with in-house staff as and when the need arises. Additional time is required to source the information sought by the Deputy on the Office of Public Works, the Public Appointments Service and the Valuation Tribunal. The information regarding these bodies will be forwarded directly to the Deputy when it comes to hand.