Written Answers - Election Management System.

Tuesday, 8 March 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 599 No. 2

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  450.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8040/05]

  451.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements [566]appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8041/05]

  452.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8042/05]

  453.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8043/05]

  454.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8044/05]

  455.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting [567]machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8045/05]

  456.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8046/05]

  457.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8047/05]

  458.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the elec[568]tronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8048/05]

  459.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8049/05]

  460.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8050/05]

  461.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8051/05]

  462.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender [569]offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8052/05]

  463.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8053/05]

  464.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8054/05]

  465.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8055/05]

  466.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers fea[570]tured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8056/05]

  467.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8057/05]

  468.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8058/05]

  469.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8059/05]

  470.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   [571]the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8060/05]

  471.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the procedures which were followed to invite tenders for the contract to store the electronic voting machines by a local returning officer (details supplied); if national and local newspapers featured advertisements inviting tenders for storage facilities; if so, when these advertisements appeared; the number of tenders which were received; the cost of each; the lowest tender [572]offered for the storage of this equipment; the person who was awarded the tender; if this was not the lowest tender submitted, the reason therefor; and if this tender included the storage of the electronic voting machines in addition to the ancillary equipment. [8061/05]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. Roche): Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche  I propose to take Questions Nos. 450 to 471, inclusive, together.

The procurement of appropriate secure storage accommodation for electronic voting machines and ancillary equipment is the responsibility of returning officers, who are statutorily charged with conducting elections and referenda. My Department has written to returning officers requesting information on, inter alia, the procurement of such accommodation.

When the information has been received from all returning officers, my Department will communicate with the Committee of Public Accounts, which has recently considered this matter. My Department will arrange for the placing of the information in the Oireachtas Library. A copy will also be sent to the Deputy.


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