443. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the full details of the Limerick consultant's tender award including criteria and so on have been published; her views that the tendering process fully complied with the e-tendering criteria, including that the full scope of contract is advertised at tender stage. [1297/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Irish Prison Service issued an Invitation to Tender for Construction Consultancy Services under a Multi Operator Framework in June 2009. The tender documents provided details of the services to be procured, outlined the procurement process, provided details of the evaluation procedure and associated criteria together with the proposed contractual arrangements.
The contract, for the appointment of the Limerick consultants, was awarded following a mini competition from this framework. The process fully complied with etendering criteria and the tender documents included the scope of the redevelopment project as known at that time.