Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (336)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

336. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of times his Department has had to retender building projects to date in 2019; the projects affected; the location of those projects; the stated reason for the retendering; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13266/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can inform the Deputy that, to date, the Department itself has not retendered any major building projects.

However, I can also inform the Deputy that my Department is aware that there are a number of major building projects which have been devolved for delivery to ETBs which are either in the process of being retendered or are expected to be retendered later this year. These include the Maynooth Campus Project and projects in Midleton (St. Colman's College) and Fermoy (Coláiste an Chraoibhín) which were affected by the liquidation of Sammon Contracting Ireland Ltd. (SCIL). The Ratoath Community College project is also being retendered as a result of the examinership of the original contractor, Manley Construction.

Tender reports have been received by the Department in respect of the Fermoy and Ratoath projects and these are being reviewed at present. Tender documents are expected to issue in respect of the Maynooth project shortly. The Midleton project is expected to be retendered later this year.