Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Questions (188)

Richard Boyd Barrett


188. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Health the details of the tender process used to recruit the contractors for the new national children's hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5944/19]

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The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) has statutory responsibility for planning, designing, building and equipping the new children's hospital.

The size, complexity and specialist nature of the new children's hospital informed the decision by the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) to adopt a two-stage procurement process comprised of:

- Procurement Stage 1: A full tender and contract for Phase A (below ground including basement works) on the basis of a detailed design with the tendering of Phase B (the main above ground works) on a Preliminary first stage design with an approximate and remeasurable bill of quantities reflecting the Preliminary first stage design. The contract was awarded to the main and specialists contractor on 3 August 2017.

- Procurement Stage 2: While the basement Phase A works were under construction, the second stage detailed design for the above ground Phase B works was completed. This was done on a remeasurable basis with a full bill of quantities priced at the first stage Preliminary design tendered rates. Phase B works were instructed on 8 January 2019.