My second question at today’s Municipal District meeting, ‘Can the council provide a list of the top 10 earning contractors (accumulated) across each Directorate in the municipal district together with an explanation of how the opening and tender evaluation panels are selected and a reassurance that the council has adhered to national procurement policy in the selection of these panels?
Here is the report issued by Mr T McDonnell, Director of Services, Housing and Corporate Services : ‘Kildare County Council does not differentiate by Municipal District the payments made to contractors. Under the Public Service Reform Plan and in compliance with departmental circular Fin07/2012, on a quarterly basis each payment over €20k is listed on the Council’s website at http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Finance/AccountsPayable/PurchaseOrdersover20000/.
These details remain on the website for approximately 12 months.
An abbreviated version of the Kildare County Council procurement procedure (last updated in 2018) is available on the Council website at http://www.kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Procurement/ and was prepared in accordance with Government guidelines. This guidance includes details of opening, examination and evaluation of tenders, including the criteria used in determining the selection of the panel.