Dáil Éireann - Volume 578 - 27 January, 2004
Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts.
Mr. P. Breen Mr. P. Breen
703. Mr. P. Breen asked the Minister for Health and Children if his Department is planning to employ marketing consultants to sell the main recommendations of the recent Hanly report; the amount the Department intends to spend on the consultants' services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1522/04]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Mr. Martin:Recently my Department invited expressions of interest from relevant consultancies to participate in a tendering process for a public relations and information campaign for the report of the national task force on medical staffing. Last December the invitation was placed on the Government procurement website, in line with EU procurement guidelines.
A number of firms have been invited to submit tenders for the contract. The total amount to be spent on the contract will depend on the tenders submitted. The contract specification envisages that the contract will involve approximately 100 working days. My Department anticipates that it will be awarded within the next four weeks.
Dáil Éireann 578 Written Answers Consultancy Contracts.