Written answers

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Departmental Contracts

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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5. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the names of external cleaning companies that have provided cleaning services to his Department in the years of 2021, 2022 and to date in 2023; and the amount paid to each company for such works, in tabular form. [23407/23]

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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The Property Management Strategic Framework of the Department of Foreign Affairs, includes the strategic priority of providing a network of safe, secure, sustainable, well-maintained and inclusive workplaces. The provision of high quality facilities for our staff is imperative for supporting the delivery of high quality services and engagement to Irish citizens and other stakeholders. The Property Management Unit of the Department manages 11 buildings, in counties Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

The following table shows the cleaning companies, operating across our buildings, and the amounts paid in 2021, 2022 and to date in 2023.

On the basis of a Framework agreement for cleaning services, negotiated by the Office of Government Procurement, Accent was awarded the contract for each of the Departments 11 HQ buildings in 2022. This has allowed the Department to use competitive public procurement standards to deliver, fairness, transparency, integrity, value for money and compliance. 

Sum of Base Amount Accounting Period / Years
HQ Cleaning Services 2021 2022 2023 Grand Total
GROSVENOR SERVICES 52,706 6,593 59,299
ECO SUPPORT 61,647 3,122 64,769
ACCENT FACILITIES SOLUTIONS LTD 467,793 717,714 209,136 1,394,643

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