Written answers

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Department of Health

Departmental Contracts

Photo of Catherine ConnollyCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent)
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626. To ask the Minister for Health the number and value of all procurement contracts that took place by way of negotiated procedure without prior publication in 2020 and to date in 2021; and the date, value and purpose of each negotiated procedure contract in tabular form. [49732/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The negotiated procedure without prior publication as detailed in the Public Procurement Guidelines for Goods and Services relates to contracts of values over EU Threshold (€139,000 excl. VAT). Details in relation to these contracts are set out in the following tables.

2020

Date awarded Value (excl. VAT) Purpose
16 March 2020 €311,531 Covid response - Provision of canteen services on an emergency basis
22 August 2020 €989,545 Covid response - Call centre to process Passenger Locator Forms
24 February 2020 €219,497 Covid response - Audio-visual services to enable the regular Department of Health press briefing on the pandemic.
23 March 2020 €195,726 Covid response - Quantitative research services undertaken to understand how the public are faring during the pandemic and their awareness of the public health advice to protect themselves from Covid-19
2 March 2020 €295,696 Covid response - Qualitative research services undertaken to understand how the public are faring during the pandemic and their awareness of the public health advice to protect themselves from Covid-19
22 June 2020 €199,875 Covid response - Qualitative research services undertaken to understand how the public are faring during the pandemic and their awareness of the public health advice to protect themselves from Covid-19
31 March 2020 €193,303 Covid response - Printing of public health advice leaflet to every household in Ireland via mail drops or via newspaper inserts
8 March 2020 €278,935 Covid response - Printing of public health advice leaflet to every household in Ireland via mail drops or via newspaper inserts
10 February 2020 €139,614 Covid response - Graphic design services to develop materials to communicate the public health advice to protect from Covid-19
Total €2,823,722 -

2021

Date awarded Value (excl. VAT) Purpose
18 January 2021 €141,483 Covid response - Provision of temporary press officers
18 July 2021 €6,500,000 Covid response - Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) call-centre technology and services to assist with the roll-out of the EU Digital COVID Certificates (DCC) cross-Government project
16 March 2021 €3,256,800 - €5,416,290 (dependent on hotel occupancy levels) * Covid response- Accommodation, transport, security, health, and other ancillary services provided in the context of Statutory Mandatory Hotel Quarantining
13 May 2021 €510,000 Urgent response to cyber attack - Identifying, investigating, containing and remediating the presence of any malicious activity
Total to date €12,567,773 -

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