Written answers

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Department of Justice and Equality

Garda Transport Data

Photo of Seán KennySeán Kenny (Dublin North East, Labour)
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269. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of new and unmarked Garda Síochána cars that will come into the fleet in 2016; if the contract to supply the cars has gone to tender; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4271/16]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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Over the life time of the Government Capital Plan 2016-2021, some €46 million will be allocated for the purchase of new Garda vehicles. Of this €6 million, is allocated to 2016.

As the Deputy will be aware, decisions in relation to the provision and allocation of Garda vehicles are matters for the Garda Commissioner in the light of her identified operational demands and the availability of resources. In this context I am advised by the Commissioner that it is expected that the allocation for this year will provide the capacity to procure in the region of 250 vehicles of all categories. The final number of marked and unmarked Garda cars will be determined by operational requirements as the year unfolds.

In respect of the Deputy's query concerning the tender process, Garda cars are purchased under centralised contracts tendered by the Office of Government Procurement.


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