Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (194)

Joan Burton

Question:

194. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that has been made on completing works committed to under a construction project (details supplied) in Dublin 7; and if these works will be expedited. [51825/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department terminated the contract with the building contractor under Clause 12 of the Public Works Contract earlier this year.

There is a Performance Bond in place for this project and the Design team has been liaising with the Bondsman with the intention of calling on the Bond to cover the costs of finishing out the works.

The design team has drawn up a list of works that have to be completed and negotiations with the Bondsman are at a very advanced stage. Subject to no issues arising it is envisaged that work should commence on site in January 2019.

My Department is committed to getting all of the outstanding works completed as soon as possible.