Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Capital Expenditure Programme
245. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of capital projects being undertaken by his Department; the final agreed tender price; the estimated cost of each capital project in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31080/19]
246. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the capital projects completed since 2010; the final agreed tender price for each project; the actual cost of each project; if the actual cost exceeded the tender price; the reason therefor in each case in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31096/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 245 and 246 together.
My Department has not previously had any capital projects over the value indicated by the Deputy’s office (€5 million). Similarly, the Department has no capital investment planned in projects over this value.
Due to the nature of its role, my Department does not have any major capital projects. The main purpose of the capital investment undertaken by my Department is to deliver greater effectiveness and efficiency across the Civil and Public Service, primarily through the development of cross-government ICT systems.