Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Questions (92)

Joan Burton

Question:

92. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the KWETB has received the pre-qualification report from the design team for a new building for a school (details supplied); if the report has been approved; when tenders will be invited for the construction project from the shortlist of contractors; the length of time the tender process will take; when it is likely a tenderer will be awarded the construction contract; the estimated construction timetable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42623/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy is aware, this project has been devolved for delivery to the local Education and Training Board (ETB).

The project is currently at Stage 2b of the architectural planning process. The pre-qualification report is expected from the Design Team shortly. It will be examined by my Department as soon as possible thereafter and approval to move to tender stage can be expected to follow.

It is not possible at this stage of the process to say with certainty when the construction contract will be awarded and the project allowed to commence on site.