198. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the contracts awarded to a company (details supplied) by his Department and State agencies under his remit; the fees charged for each contract; the State agency involved in each contract; the nature of each contract in each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 42093/17 asked on 04 Oct 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): The information requested by the Deputy is available on my Department’s website at the following link External Services.  The information is updated every 6 months. Material is currently being collated for the period January 2017 to June 2017 and will be published as soon as this process is complete. 
Information regarding agencies is a matter for the agencies themselves, I have forwarded your question to the agencies under my remit...

26. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Taoiseach if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from his Department and agencies under the aegis of his Department under public procurement rules are paying the legal employment regulation order, ERO, hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps he has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; and if he has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015. (Question 35234/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

The Taoiseach: My Department and the National Economic and Social Development Office adhere to the procedures set out by the Office of Government Procurement and EU Procurement rules in relation to the procurement of all goods and services. 
The standard terms and conditions of tenders conducted by the Office of Government Procurement state that the contractor shall provide the services in accordance with good industry practice and comply with all applicable laws including, but not limited to, ...

66. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from her Department and agencies under the aegis of her Department under public procurement rules are paying the legal employment regulation order, ERO, hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps she has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; if she has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35230/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Companies who are awarded contracts for contract cleaning and security services by my Department are required as part of their obligations under the Terms and Conditions of that same contract to provide their services in accordance with good industry practice and to comply with all applicable laws including but not limited to their obligations regarding labour law, of which adherence to Employment Regulation O...

108. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Finance if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from his Department and agencies under the aegis of his Department under public procurement rules are paying the legal employment regulation order, ERO, hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps he has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; if he has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35227/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Finance (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): In relation to cleaning services, and indeed facilities management services generally, my Department arranges the provision of such services both for itself and for the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.  There is no contract with an outside security company in respect of the provision of security for the buildings occupied by the two Departments.  Following a procurement process in 2015, a contract was awarded to a service provider to pro...

228. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from his Department and agencies under the aegis of his Department under public procurement rules are paying the legal employment regulation order, ERO, hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps he has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; if he has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35232/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): In response to the Deputy’s question, all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from my Department and the bodies under its aegis have confirmed that they are paying the legal Employment Regulation Order (ERO) hourly rate to their employees.  Please note that separate material is provided below in relation to the Office of Public Works.  
The Office of Government Procurement has conducted a numbe...

277. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from his Department and agencies under the aegis of his Department under public procurement rules are paying the legal employment regulation order, ERO, hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps he has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; if he has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35225/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): For the Deputy’s information, the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) is an office within the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform that provides centralised public sector procurement arrangements and support for sourcing common goods and services. Accordingly, the Department’s suppliers and service contractors are required to confirm that they have taken account of their statutory and legal obligations in relation to the emplo...

391. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from his Department and agencies under the aegis of his Department under public procurement rules are paying the legal employment regulation order, ERO, hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps he has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; if he has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35228/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Simon Coveney): The Office of Government Procurement is responsible for sourcing all goods and services on behalf of the public service. All contract security and cleaning staff are drawn down from a central contract framework procured by the Office of Government Procurement.
The terms and conditions of contracts ensure that agreements between my Department and all contractors adhere to the relevant employment legislation.
My Department has not can...

462. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from his Department and agencies under the aegis of his Department under public procurement rules pay the legal employment regulation order, ERO, hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps he has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; if he has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35231/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Deputy will wish to be aware that the Request for Tender for contractors to be included on the Department’s Cleaning Framework, which was published on 29 January 2010, included a provision that:
“Under Article 27 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 27 of European Communities (Award of Public Contracts) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 329 of 2006), Service Providers must provide a statement confirming that they have taken account of their...

607. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from her Department and agencies under the aegis of her Department under public procurement rules are paying the legal Employment Regulation Order (ERO) hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps she has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; if she has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35221/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The tendering and award of contracts for services by my Department and the agencies under its remit, including those referred to by the Deputy, is conducted in line with Public Service procurement procedures.
Neither my Department nor any of the agencies under its remit have a role in the enforcement of Employment Regulation orders.
I am advised that there has been no instance where a contract for serv...

736. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Health if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from his Department and agencies under the aegis of his Department under public procurement rules are paying the legal employment regulation order, ERO, hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps he has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; if he has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35229/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): In response to the Deputy’s question, I can confirm that both the security and contract cleaning companies procured for the Department of Health are paying the legal Employment Regulation Order (ERO) hourly rates to their employees.
I have also forwarded your question to the HSE for direct reply. Details for other bodies under the aegis of the Department are operational matters for the bodies concerned and the Deputy should contact the relevant Directo...

1180. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from his Department and agencies under the aegis of his Department under public procurement rules are paying the legal employment regulation order, ERO, hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps he has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; if he has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35220/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): Under the Employment Regulation Order (ERO), companies are obliged to pay statutory minimum rates of remuneration for workers employed in security and contract cleaning areas. The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) is the independent, statutory body, whose core services include the inspection and enforcement of employment rights obligations.
My Department is not aware of any breaches of Employment Regulation Orders.
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1280. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from his Department and agencies under the aegis of his Department under public procurement rules pay the legal employment regulation order, ERO, hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps he has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; if he has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35223/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): All services contracts entered into are conditional on the service provider complying with all applicable laws, including employment legislation, in line with best procurement practice and direction from the Office of Government Procurement.
My Department has received confirmations from its providers of security and contract cleaning services that the legal Employment Regulation Order (ERO) hourly rate is, and h...

1345. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from his Department and agencies under the aegis of his Department under public procurement rules are paying the legal employment regulation order, ERO, hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps he has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; if he has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35235/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): ​The information requested by the Deputy is currently being collated and will be forwarded as soon as possible.  If the Deputy does not receive a response within 10 working days they should contact my private office.
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1433. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from her Department and agencies under the aegis of her Department under public procurement rules are paying the legal employment regulation order, ERO, hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps she has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; if she has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35222/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): All cleaning contractors for my Department are being paid, equal to or above, the legal Employment Regulation Order (ERO) hourly rate. There are no security contracts as this is arranged by the Office of Public Works. 
The Adoption Authority of Ireland and Oberstown Children Detention Campus have both confirmed that contracts for security and cleaning where applicable also comply with the ERO. No contracts have been cancelled...

1493. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Social Protection if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from her Department and agencies under the aegis of her Department under public procurement rules are paying the legal Employment Regulation Order (ERO) hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps she has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; if she has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35233/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): My Department’s cleaning and security suppliers wrote to the Department in 2015 to advise their implementation of the Employment Regulation Order (ERO) hourly rate increase from 1 October 2015. 
Further Employment Regulation Order (ERO) hourly rate increases were implemented in 2016 (cleaning) and 2017 (security). 
Additional increases are planned for later in 2017 (cleaning), for both cleaning and security in 2018, and for security in 201...

1669. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the details of each body or organisation that is scheduled to receive in excess of €1 million from his Department’s Vote of expenditure or the group of Votes of expenditure connected with his Department in 2017 for the provision of services by the body or the organisation concerned; the amount involved in each case; if there is a signed service level agreement in place in respect of the services to be carried out by these bodies or organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36156/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Deputy Eoghan Murphy): The information requested in respect of direct funding from my Department’s Vote is set out in the following table. Local authorities and related bodies also receive funding from my Department based on the delivery of a range of functions in the areas of housing, planning, water, community and other local government-related activities. The levels of funding for 2017 are not available in the format requested ...

1728. Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if all security and contract cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from his Department and agencies under the aegis of his Department under public procurement rules are paying the legal Employment Regulation Order (ERO) hourly rate to their security and contract cleaning employees; the steps he has taken to confirm full compliance with the ERO system; if he has cancelled contracts with companies that have been found to be in breach of the ERO system since 1 October 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35224/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): I can confirm that all security and cleaning companies that have obtained contracts from my Department and agencies under the aegis of my Department are fully compliant with the Employment Regulation Order (ERO) hourly rate of pay to their employees since 1 October 2015.
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631. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health the amount of money which was spent by his Department in 2016 on external consultants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 33900/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): It is the policy of my Department only to engage the services of external consultants where it is felt to be appropriate and cost-effective, taking account of Government decisions and policy including procurement protocols on the matter.
Expenditure on the engagement of consultants is paid out of the Department’s A7 budget. The following table details such expenditure in 2016.
 Consultant Brief description Expenditure 2016€ Milliman Ltd. Act...

1290. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government the amount of money which was spent by his Department in 2016 on external consultants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 33905/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Deputy Eoghan Murphy): The expenditure by my Department in 2016 on external consultants was €495,258. External consultancy services are only availed of by my Department in circumstances where necessary work cannot be carried out within the resources/expertise available to the Department.
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117. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Taoiseach the monetary value of all work contracted out under the aegis of his Department to external agencies or consultancies for work completed or investigations undertaken in human resources and industrial relations including hiring and interviewing of staff, disciplinary procedures and workplace related issues such as allegations of bullying and so on or dignity at work issues in each of the years 2015 and 2016. (Question 29346/17 asked on 27 Jun 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

The Taoiseach: Neither my Department nor the National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO) have contracted any consultants for work completed or investigations undertaken in HR and industrial relations.
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56. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the monetary value of all work contracted out under the aegis of her Department to external agencies or consultancies for work completed or investigations undertaken in human resources and industrial relations including hiring and interviewing of staff, disciplinary procedures and workplace related issues such as allegations of bullying and so on or dignity at work issues in each of the years 2015 and 2016. (Question 29341/17 asked on 22 Jun 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): During the years 2015 and 2016 my Department, as an employer, did not engage external resources to undertake or support investigations in the area of human resources and industrial relations. 
In addition, as the Public Appointments Service provides my Department with its externally sourced/recruited staff and my Department manages its own internal recruitment processes itself without recourse to external agen...

67. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Finance the monetary value of all work contracted out under the aegis of his Department to external agencies or consultancies for work completed or investigations undertaken in human resources and industrial relations including hiring and interviewing of staff, disciplinary procedures and workplace related issues such as allegations of bullying and so on or dignity at work issues in each of the years 2015 and 2016. (Question 29338/17 asked on 22 Jun 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Finance (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): The Department of Finance reports a cost of €492.00 for all work contracted out to external agencies or consultancies for work completed or investigations undertaken in human resources and industrial relations including hiring and interviewing of staff, disciplinary procedures and workplace related issues, for the year 2016. There is a nil value reported for 2015.
The following is a report of the monetary values for said work for offices under the ...

75. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the monetary value of all work contracted out under the aegis of his Department to external agencies or consultancies for work completed or investigations undertaken in human resources and industrial relations including hiring and interviewing of staff, disciplinary procedures and workplace related issues such as allegations of bullying and so on or dignity at work issues in each of the years 2015 and 2016. (Question 29343/17 asked on 22 Jun 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): In response to the Deputy’s question, the following table outlines the information sought in respect of bodies under the aegis of the Department: 
 Organisation Monetary Value Public Appointments Service €157,823 * Institute of Public Administration €30,305 (to the end of 2016) Office of Public Works €3,918 

* The Public Appointments Service is the centralised recruitment provider for the Civil Service and m...

80. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills the monetary value of all work contracted out under the aegis of his Department to external agencies or consultancies for work completed or investigations undertaken in human resources and industrial relations including hiring and interviewing of staff, disciplinary procedures and workplace related issues such as allegations of bullying and so on or dignity at work issues in each of the years 2015 and 2016. (Question 29336/17 asked on 22 Jun 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): In 2015 and 2016 my Department did not engage an external agency or a consultant to carry out investigations in relation to human resources, industrial relations, disciplinary procedures, allegations of bullying or dignity at work issues.
In relation to the recruitment and selection of staff my Department engages the Public Appointments Service (PAS) which is an independent body established for such purposes under the terms of the Public...

94. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the monetary value of all work contracted out under the aegis of his Department to external agencies or consultancies for work completed or investigations undertaken in human resources and industrial relations including hiring and interviewing of staff, disciplinary procedures and workplace related issues such as allegations of bullying and so on or dignity at work issues in each of the years 2015 and 2016. (Question 29339/17 asked on 22 Jun 2017 - Departmental Contracts Data)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Simon Coveney): There are no bodies under the aegis of my Department.
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