Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (422)

Brendan Ryan


422. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if tenders have been invited from the shortlist of contractors for a new school (details supplied) in County Kildare; if so, the closing date for receipt of tenders for the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14188/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The major building project referred to by the Deputy is currently at Stage 2b – Detailed Design.

The pre-qualification process to select a shortlist of suitable contractors has been completed and the Design Team is currently completing work to ensure the new school building is NZEB compliant.

Once this work is complete the Department will be in contact with the Board of Management with a view to progressing the project to tender stage.

A tender stage normally takes between 7 and 8 months to complete.