Written answers

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Department of Finance

Departmental Contracts Data

Photo of Martin HeydonMartin Heydon (Kildare South, Fine Gael)
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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]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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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.

Separately, NAMA has contracts in place to provide security for certain lands secured against NAMA loans and details of these contracts are included the attached table.

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 FinanceContracts for provision of security servicesName of contractorProcurement process Duration of contract
Office of Comptroller and Auditor General

Provision of Front of House ServicesSynergy Security SolutionsMini-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 servicesThe 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 EnquiryFSH ConsultingQuotation 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 servicesAramarkOpen Tender (published on e-tenders).5 years
Alarm MonitoringMcDonald Group Services1 year
Cloud View Remote CCTVMcDonald Group Services1 year
ICT – Anti virus softwareMJ Flood1 year


Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman





ICT – MimecastMJ FloodThe 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 ServicesThe 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,

Key holding,

Alarm response

Noonan Services Group/BidvestAwarded after a mini competition from an OGP Framework.2 years.

Option of 2 x 12 Month Extensions

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