Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Department of An Taoiseach
60. To ask the Taoiseach the number of existing contracts of an indefinite period entered into by his Department prior to the enactment of the EU Procurement Directive. [53238/21]
The primary EU Directive governing public procurement is Directive 2014/24, incorporated into Irish Law by [European Union (Award of Public Authority Contracts) Regulations 2016 - S.I. 284/2016]
The Department of the Taoiseach does not have any contracts of an indefinite period. All contracts entered into by the Department are for a specific period agreed by both parties prior to signature. Any contracts with a provision for an extension must be for a duration agreed by both parties which will be clearly stated on contract documentation.