Written answers

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Public Procurement Contracts Data

Photo of Alan KellyAlan Kelly (Tipperary, Labour)
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153. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the contracts, the duration of each and values that have been awarded to companies (details supplied) for the restoration of Leinster House; the person or body that awarded each contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9351/19]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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Following a public procurement process advertised in the Official Journal of the EU, the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland awarded a contract to Duggan Brothers (Contractors) Ltd on 13th November 2017 for the role of Main Contractor for works relating the Conservation and Restoration of Historic Leinster House. The Contract award amount was €11,301,248.15 (€12,818,951.65 incl VAT) based on a Contract Programme of 54 weeks.

Following a similar tender process, Oldstone Conservation Ltd was identified as the successful tenderer for the role of Reserved Specialist – Stone Repairs, for these works. The responsibility for entering into a contract with Oldstone Conservation Ltd resided with the appointed Main Contractor i.e. Duggan Brothers (Contractors) Ltd. based on a Contract award amount of €1,035,116.88 (€1,173,687.57 incl VAT). The full value of this Reserved Specialist Contract is included in the Contract award amount of the Main Contractor, as indicated above.

In relation to Stoneclean, this specialist/sub-contractor would have been appointed directly by the Main Contractor i.e. Duggan Brothers (Contractors) Ltd. and accordingly the Office of Public Works would not have any of the details of this contract, its duration or the contract amount pertaining to this engagement.

A project budget of €14.878m was approved for this project to allow for any other costs arising such as VAT, Design Team fees, % for art, contingency allowance, etc.


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