Details of payments made for goods and services valued at €20,000 or more. This information is published quarterly in arrears.
This is a key management function concerned with the efficient & proper use of public funds. It is defined as the acquisition of works, supplies and services by public bodies. The aim of this section is to provide information about the policies, guidelines and legislation that underpin the Public Procurement process.
In line with the Programme for Government commitment, the Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform Brendan Howlin, T.D., published on 7 February 2012 on his Department’s website www.per.gov.ie the Purchase Orders for goods and services of more than €20,000 procured by his Department in the last quarter of 2011.
On welcoming the initiative Minister Howlin stated “this is another step in our commitment to people to enhance the transparency of the public service. This is the first time such an initiative has been undertaken and it represents a substantial step forward on our reform and openness agenda. The Secretary General of my Department well now write to all other Secretaries General to ask them to adopt a similar approach in their own Departments and in bodies under their aegis. The Government is commited to opening up the expenditure of Department’s to more effective financial scrutiny.
In keeping with the commitment in the ‘More Effective Financial Scrutiny’ section of the Programme for Government, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has now begun the practice of publishing details of payments made for goods and services valued at €20,000 or more. This information will be published quarterly in arrears and can be found by clicking on the link below.