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448. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if full details of the complaints, challenges, legal and otherwise received by the Irish Prison Service in the past three years regarding procurement and tendering issues with the outcome and resolution process adopted in each case is published; and if not, the reason for same. [1302/15]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Irish Prison Service uses the standard template documents for procurement of goods, services and works as prescribed by the Office of Government Procurement and adheres fully to the procedures set out therein. There is no requirement to publish the details, outcomes or resolution processes relating to challenges and complaints regarding procurement. All issues are clearly dealt with in accordance with the procedures set out in each invitation or request for tender.