Written answers

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Department of Education and Skills

Departmental Contracts

Photo of Catherine ConnollyCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent)
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305. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number and value 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. [49726/21]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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The details regarding procurements that took place by way of negotiated procedure without prior publication in 2020 and 2021 for my Department are listed in tabular form in the attached table. Eleven contracts with a total value of €3,990,113 were placed in 2020 and twelve contracts were placed or continued (from 2020) in 2021 with an aggregated spend to date of €5,880,646.

Date Value -2020 Value - 2021 Purpose
01/01/2020
€672,771
€379,651
The continued provision and upgrade of payroll system software.
31/01/2020
€30,299
€42,417
The continued provision of a reporting tool for a legacy ICT system.
28/02/2020
€34,129
€26,857
The provision of software support for legacy systems.
09/03/2020
€191,875
€101,200
Completion of the payroll modernisation requirements with the sole supplier of legacy time and attendance system for ETB apprentices / learners.
31/03/2020
€188,745
€22,837
To develop and maintain the Calculated Grades model for the Leaving Certificate examinations
22/04/2020
€1,443,344
€1,184,668
The provision of software support for payroll and FMS systems.
05/05/2020
€36,883
€9,221
To support data migration from historic systems to a new payroll system with a sole supplier.
01/07/2020
€160,000
€0
Continued provision, support and maintenance of routers in schools.
30/07/2020
€43,306
€0
A service was modified, as a consequence of COVID-19, to provide catering for essential on-site operations.
31/08/2020
€193,971
€104,939
A service to undertake COVID-19 health risk categorisation assessments in the school sector was placed with an existing provider.
01/09/2020
€994,790
€3,540,000
Fire Consultancy Services for remediation of issues discovered in school buildings
12/02/2021
€0
€28,510
The continued provision of online forms software support
07/03/2021
€0
€390,346
To review the Calculated Grades coding for the Leaving Certificate examinations
27/08/2021
€0
€50,000
Continued provision of software used for the Design, Communications and Graphics Leaving Cert examination subject.

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