Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 23 September 2021
Public Accounts Committee
Financial Statement 2020 and Related Matters: HSE (Resumed)
Mr. Stephen Mulvany:
The key issue is that when design is completed, one gets a detailed design. We are obviously exploring options and this is a commercially sensitive matter. In the event that we need to get a new company, we will have that design and will not be restarting the design process. That is partly why we suspended the technical part of the build, albeit the overall project completes, because we are seeking to ensure we are not accruing costs when there is a potential that we will have to get a different external systems integrator. We will take the design we have already and we will ask an alternative company to build it for us.