Brendan Howlin, calls for submissions of the Review of Public Works Contracts

Issued 13 December 2013

On 10 December 2013, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform chaired the inaugural meeting of the main stakeholder bodies in the review of the public works contracts.

The public works contracts were introduced in 2007 as part of the Construction Procurement Reform Initiative and are used for all construction projects funded under the Exchequer Capital Programme.

Speaking at the meeting Minister Brendan Howlin welcomed stakeholders input to the review process stating that ‘It is important that the review is thorough but at the same time conducted expeditiously so that we can concentrate on the business at hand; delivering much needed public facilities and infrastructure.’

The Minister reminded stakeholders that the key objectives that underlie the public works contracts: cost certainty at contract award; value for money and efficient delivery of public works projects will remain core to any revisions proposed to Government as a result of the review

The Office of Government Procurement is conducting the review of the public works contracts and interested parties are invited to make written submissions by Friday, 17 January 2014.

Submissions may be sent by email to or by post to Public Works Contracts Review, Office of Government Procurement, Bishop’s Square, Redmond’s Hill, Dublin 2.


13 December, 2013