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Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Department of An Taoiseach

Departmental Contracts

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Leader of the Opposition; Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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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]

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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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.

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