Government to pay up to €2m for shredding service

Several departments will be able to use it

Government to pay up to €2m for shredding service

Shredded notes | Image: David Cheskin PA Archive/PA Images

The Government has launched a tendering competition for confidential shredding services.

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) say the framework, which is estimated to be valued at up to €2m per year.

It will be available for use by public bodies in the central government and education sectors.

This includes An Garda Síochána, the Irish Prison Service, the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive (HSE).

The OGP says it engaged with multiple industry stakeholders before the tender was agreed.

"This pre-tender engagement helped to shape the structure and inform the scope of the competition", it says.

A briefing will take place on February 22nd, where full details will be available to firms that express an interest.

The deal will be for an initial three year term, with the possibility of a maximum extension of 12 months.

It will also be divided into seven geographic locations.