Saturday June 6, 2020

The companies that coined it on water charges

The metering work was divided into eight separate lots. Construction companies could bid for as many as they wanted, but four was the maximum they could win

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
22nd September, 2019
A worker with water meters near Blanchardstown in west DublinCollins

Bord Gáis could have offered the entire metering contract to one single firm. But it believed this was too risky, because it would be left in the lurch if the contractor went bust or underperformed. The work was therefore divided into eight separate lots. Construction companies could bid for as many as they wanted, but four was the maximum they could win.

The big winner was J Murphy & Sons, which won four...

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