Thursday, 1 April 2021
Department of Health
295. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide details of the company that supplied the paper and the company that did the printing for Covid-19 brochures; if these services were put out to tender; if so, when this occurred; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17663/21]
I can confirm that three companies were involved in the printing of Covid-19 brochures, details of which are set out in tabular form below.
|Company||Description of Service||Date|
|Inkspot||Print run of Covid-19 public information booklet (2 million copies in English)||16 March 2020|
|Colorman||Print run of Covid-19 public information booklet (1 million copies in Irish)||31 March 2020|
|Dafil||Print run of Covid-19 public information booklet (1 million copies in Irish)||07 April 2020|
|Inkspot||Print run of Handwashing brochure for nationwide post distribution||08 April 2020|
|Colorman||Printing of HSE Stay Safe Guidelines||29 June 2020|
Due to the extreme urgency brought about by the unforeseen circumstances pertaining to the global pandemic, it was necessary to communicate the public health advice to every household in Ireland via mail drops or via newspaper inserts. In these instances, quotes were requested from several printers and work was allocated based on the cost and speed required for the relevant work. The Department will undertake a tender exercise for this service in 2021.