Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (288)

Brendan Ryan

Question:

288. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 214 of 5 February 2019, if tenders have been invited from the shortlist of contractors; the closing date for receipt of tenders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12715/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The process of Pre-Qualification of contractors for the project in question is under way. For this particular project, pre-qualification of reserved specialists for the mechanical and electrical works is also required. The Pre-qualification process culminates in the compilation of shortlists of suitable candidates for each respective discipline.

A draft report was submitted to my Department for review on January 11th 2019. On January 17th the Department reverted to the Design Team with a number of items to be actioned with regard to finalising the process. The updated report was submitted to my Department on March 6th 2019 and is currently under review.

When the Pre-Qualification process is completed the project will then be progressed to tender stage which normally takes between 7 and 8 months to complete.