Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 3

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  152.  Deputy Terence Flanagan  Information on Terence Flanagan  Zoom on Terence Flanagan   asked the Taoiseach  Information on Enda Kenny  Zoom on Enda Kenny   if he will provide a breakdown of the amount paid by his Department to mobile telephone companies and the name of the mobile telephone companies used for the past five years; the criteria used in deciding which mobile telephone company to use; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19754/12]

The Taoiseach: Information on Enda Kenny  Zoom on Enda Kenny  The table below details the amount paid by my Department to Mobile Phone Companies from 2007 to 2011:

Company Name Amount Paid 2007 Amount Paid 2008 Amount Paid 2009 Amount Paid 2010 Amount Paid 2011
Cellular World Corporation €5,798.38 €1,781.92
O2 €26,944.05 €30,691.61 €8,859.65 €2,786.85 €2,360.37
Phorst (Text) €217.80 €217.80 €4,077.00 €3,841.15 €3,630.00
Vodafone €137,053.63 €164,833.16 €96,912.49 €81,973.43 €67,993.93
Overall Total €170,013.86 €197 524.49 €109,849.14 €88,601.43 €73,984.30

My Department selects its Mobile Voice and Data Services providers by way of mini-tender competitions between vendors participating in the National Framework for the Supply of Mobile Voice and Data Services established by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in conjunction with the Government Networks Programme Board (GNBP). The last such mini-tender competition which concluded in October 2011 used the following award criteria:

availability of mobile Coverage,

cost,

suitability for intended use,

delivery requirements and

special requirements.

While our current Mobile Voice and Data Services provider is Vodafone we have a small number of devices with O2 in respect of accounts transferred in that were still in contract and for resilience purposes.


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