Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Department of Education and Skills
Robert Dowds (Dublin Mid West, Labour)
Question 231: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills which company has won the tender for printing the State examination paper in 2012; and the process undergone before the contract was awarded. [7946/12]
Ruairi Quinn (Minister, Department of Education and Skills; Dublin South East, Labour)
The State Examinations Commission has statutory responsibility for operational matters relating to the certificate examinations including organising the preparation of examination papers and other examination materials, holding examinations and determining procedures in places where examinations are conducted including the supervision of examinations.
In view of the above I have forwarded your query to the State Examinations Commission for direct reply to you. The normal public procurement procedures apply to such issues.