Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (276)

Brendan Ryan

Question:

276. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of contractors that expressed an interest in tendering for a school (details supplied) by the closing date of 28 May 2019; when actual tenders will be invited for the project; when it is expected construction will commence on the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24023/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The major building project for the school in question is at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2(b) – Detailed Design which includes the application for Planning Permission, Fire Cert and Disability Access Cert and the preparation of tender documents.  All statutory approvals have been secured.

The Design Team is currently in the process of compiling a shortlist of contractors for tender stage.  In the circumstances, it would be inappropriate at this point in time for my Department to comment on the composition of the shortlist.

When the pre-qualification process is complete the project will then be progressed to tender stage.

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