Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 7 November 2019
Public Accounts Committee
Business of Committee
There is the published approved contract under which everything was to come in, but there is a separate list of exceptions for items not in the approved tender. This is where the overruns will be. The letter states that they cannot be priced at this stage or how long doing so will take. It is an extraordinary admission that there are a whole lot of items outside the general contract that will not or cannot be priced at this stage. We must get to the bottom of this. The board will be before us in a couple of weeks’ time. I will allow brief comments now, but we will not labour the point. The sentence had to be put into the public arena in light of recent comments.