Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Department of Finance
Departmental Contracts Data
123. To ask the Minister for Finance the contracts his Department and agencies under his remit are engaged in for the provision of security services; the name of each contractor; the procurement process involved; the duration of each contract; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30242/19]
In response to the Deputy’s question, my Department has not engaged in the contracting of security services in respect of buildings occupied by staff.
12 of the 17 bodies under the aegis of my Department are not engaged in contracts for the provision of security services. These are the Credit Review Office, the Credit Union Advisory Committee, the Credit Union Restructuring Board, the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal, the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, the Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, the National Treasury Management Agency, the National Asset Management Agency, Home Building Finance Ireland, the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland and the Tax Appeals Commission.
The offices of the National Treasury Management Agency, the National Asset Management Agency, Home Building Finance Ireland and the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland are located in the same building and do not have contracts in place for the provision of security services. In the case of both their current and new premises, building security is provided via the landlord.
The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council does not directly contract a security services provider; as part of a shared service agreement, the ESRI provides reception and security services to the Fiscal Council.
Details of the security services contracts for the remaining bodies are in the following table.
|Bodies under the remit of the Department of Finance||Contracts for provision of security services||Name of contractor||Procurement process||Duration of contract|
|Office of Comptroller and Auditor General||Provision of Front of House Services||Synergy Security Solutions||Mini-competition under National Framework Agreement for the provision of Security Services.||24/04/1917 – 30/04/2020.|
Possibility of extension for a period or periods of up to 12 months with a maximum of two such extensions.
|Provision of security systems maintenance services||The contractor name cannot be disclosed due to the nature of their work in maintaining security systems at the Currency Centre.||Tender between vendors under a Framework Agreement.||4 years|
|Provision of security management at the Central Bank’s ASP Enquiry||FSH Consulting||Quotation process in accordance with the Central Bank’s procurement policy to 3 firms as the overall value is less than €50,000.||1 year|
|Central Bank Commission||Provision of static guard services||Aramark||Open Tender (published on e-tenders).||5 years|
|Alarm Monitoring||McDonald Group Services||1 year|
|Cloud View Remote CCTV||McDonald Group Services||1 year|
|ICT – Anti virus software||MJ Flood||1 year|
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman
|ICT – Mimecast||MJ Flood||The value of each contract is below the threshold for the EU procurement rules to apply. FSPO received quotes from one or more competitive suppliers.||1 year|
|Investor Compensation Company DAC||The Investor Compensation Company occupies the same premises as the Central Bank. Please refer to Central Bank above.|
|National Asset Management Agency||Security for certain lands secured against NAMA loans.||K-Tech Security and Property Services||The value of this contract is below the threshold for the EU procurement rules to apply. NAMA received a competitive quote for the services.||1 year|
|Office of the Revenue Commissioners||Static security, Opening /Closing service,|
|Noonan Services Group/Bidvest||Awarded after a mini competition from an OGP Framework.||2 years.|
Option of 2 x 12 Month Extensions