MEETING OF SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL

Monday, July 11, 2016

QUESTION NO.18

QUESTION: Councillor F. Timmons

To ask the Chief Executive for a report on the Roundabout sponsorship scheme what size and type of signage will be offered and what is cost of sponsorship and will the area committees have any role in deciding this?

REPLY:

The roundabout sponsorship scheme went out to tender in early 2016 and tenders are currently being examined.  A minimum sponsorship amount was specified in the tender documentation, any offer above that amount is considered to be valid.  While the aim of the scheme is to attract funding which will be invested in roundabout improvements the Council is not bound to accept the highest offer in relation to any of the roundabouts included. 

With regard to signage, the tender documentation states that the sponsor will be allowed to erect two simple and discreet signs on each roundabout. These signs, which will be subject to the approval of South Dublin County Council, and will preferably show the name and logo of the Sponsor. Each advertising sign will be appropriate to the size of the roundabout and will follow the following format  –  The signs will be a maximum of 1200mm x 400mm x 2.5mm. The signs will be located at two locations on each roundabout, to be agreed with the successful sponsor.

It is proposed that the elected members through the area committee meetings will be informed of the outcome of the tender evaluation process and associated roundabout works programme once that process has concluded.