Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (198)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

198. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for the proposed extension of a school (details supplied); the status of the project; the timeline for completion of the works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51947/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

This project is currently at Stage 2B of Architectural Planning.  Planning Permission has been received and the Disability Access Certificate and Fire Safety Certificate have been granted.

The Department has authorised the pre-qualification of contractors. The school was informed of the timeframe for progression of the project to tender stage and construction stage and the steps involved.  Pre-qualification normally takes between 8 and 12 weeks to complete.  When pre-qualification is complete the project will then be progressed to tender stage.  A tender stage takes between 7 and 8 months to complete.

This major building project is included on my Department’s 6 year Programme to go to construction in 2019.