Publication Scheme


INTRODUCTION

Roscommon County Council has, under Section 8 of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014, prepared and published this Publication Scheme in conformity with the model scheme and guidelines made by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. This Publication Scheme came into effect on 14th April 2016.

PURPOSE OF THE PUBLICATION SCHEME

The scheme is designed to facilitate the publication or provision of records outside of FOI provided that such publication or provision is not prohibited by law. Its aim is to publish as much information as possible in an open, transparent and accessible manner on a routine basis. In preparing, reviewing or revising this Publication Scheme, Roscommon County Council shall have regard to:

    1. Allowing public access to information held by Roscommon County Council
    2. The publication of reasons for decisions made by Roscommon County Council, and
    3. Publishing information of relevance or interest to the general public in relation to its activities and functions generally.

FORMAT AND ACCESS

In order to ensure that this Publication Scheme is easily accessible to the public it is being displayed on Roscommon County Council’s website. In addition a printed version of the scheme is available to view at 24 hour’s notice during opening hours at Roscommon County Council, Aras an Chontae, Roscommon, F42 VR98.

Information contained in the Publication Scheme is grouped into the following 6 headings:

    1. Information about Roscommon County Council
    2. Functions and Services Provided
    3. Decision Making Process for Major Policy Proposals
    4. Financial Information
    5. Procurement Information
    6. FOI Disclosure Log and Routinely Published Information

This information is being provided primarily by way of a link to information held elsewhere on Roscommon County Council’s Website

- 1. Information about Roscommon County Council

Provides the following information on who we are and what we do:

- 2. Functions and Services Provided

Information on the functions carried out by Roscommon County Council and the services it provides are outlined under the following headings:

Each of these headings provides details of:

  • Public services provided by Roscommon County Council (or by another party on its behalf)
  • How services are provided and administered
  • How services may be accessed or applied for
  • Fees or charges if any for access to services
  • Review or appeal rights relating to services

Details of research projects undertaken in respect of functions/services, where available,  are also provided.

- 3. Decision Making Process for Major Policy Proposals

Provides the following information on how we make decisions on policies:

 

- 4. Financial Information

Provides the following information on our income and expenditure:

- 5. Procurement Information

Provides the following information on how we procure goods and services:

  • Procurement Policy
  • Current Tender Competitions on the eTenders Website
  • Public Contracts Awarded -Available soon: will provide details on a quarterly basis of contracts that exceed €10,000 for information and communications technology and €25,000 for all other competitions. Includes details, for each contract, of:
      • Whether it is an award for a single contract or an award from a framework
      • Name and address of winning contractor
      • Value of the contract
      • Type of contract (works, supplies, services)
      • Contract award date
      • Duration of contract (in months)
      • Brief description of contract

- 6. FOI Disclosure Log and Routinely Published Information

Provides the following information on FOI requests and other miscellaneous information that is routinely published: