Dáil Éireann - Volume 608 - 25 October, 2005
Written Answers. - Public-Private Partnerships.
Mr. Boyle Mr. Boyle
161. Mr. Boyle asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if all the public-private partnership projects approved in 2004 for the environment sector are fully operational; the title and location of these projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26549/05]
Mr. Roche Mr. Roche
Mr. Roche:In accordance with Department of Finance public-private partnership, PPP, guidelines, there are two approval points for PPP projects — approval to proceed to procurement and appoint clients advisers following completion of a PPP assessment and approval to go to construction following the procurement process and tender evaluation.
There is of necessity a lead-in period from these approval points until a PPP project becomes operational with the intervening stages being the procurement process, tender eval uation, contract negotiation and close, construction and commissioning. These stages also apply to traditional contracts.
It is for this reason that none of the PPP projects approved in 2004 are operational to date. The PPP projects approved in 2004 which are advancing through the above stages are: west Cavan rural water; Baltimore sewerage; Baile Mhic Íre-Baile Bhuirne sewerage; Balbriggan-Skerries wastewater; Headford sewerage; Laois grouped villages; Leitrim towns and villages; Carrick-on-Shannon sewerage; Clareville water treatment; Castlebar environs sewerage; Rhode sewerage; Burncourt regional water; Fethard regional water; Sligo NW and Sligo SW rural water; Mayo group water bundle 2; Glinsk-Creggs group water; Galway group water bundle 2; Leitrim group water; Waterford group sewerage; and Rathdrum-Blessington sewerage.
Dáil Éireann 608 Written Answers. Public-Private Partnerships.