Topaz has signed a framework agreement for the supply of fuel charge card services to a range of public sector bodies with the Office of Government Procurement (OGP).

The company said the value of the agreement is about €20m - net of Government duties, levies and VAT. The agreement will be in place for three years with an option to extend for a further year until 2018.

The deal will apply to the entire public service, including An Garda Siochana, the Office of Public Works, the Prison Service and the local authority sector.

"The agreement is not just good news for Topaz and its 1,600 employees but also for the 4,000 people employed through our dealer network and thousands of employees in other oil companies covered by this agreement," Topaz's Commercial Director Liam Mulcahy said today.