Procurement of vehicles by the Irish Coast Guard
The Comptroller and Auditor General has carried out an examination of the procurement of vehicles by the Irish Coast Guard.
The report was submitted to the Minister for Transport on 23 July 2021, who under the provisions of the Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993, is required to present the report to Dáil Éireann within three months of that date.
The examination was undertaken to establish
- whether the Department adequately assessed the vehicle requirements prior to commencing the tender process
- that the procurement process complied with public procurement procedures
- whether the vehicles supplied were fit for purpose
- what lessons have been learned by the Department arising from internal reviews of the procurement process.