Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Public Accounts Committee

Oversight and Implementation of Capital Projects and the Role of Public Officials on State Boards: Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Office of Government Procurement

9:00 am

Mr. Robert Watt:

They have to do an appraisal. For a project of scale, one above €20 million, Departments have to do a cost-benefit analysis. They have to say to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform that they have done the cost-benefit analysis. In cases of projects of a certain scale, officials from our Department would engage with the relevant Department and provide technical assistance and advice on the parameters used to evaluate benefits and so on.