Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (176)

Brendan Ryan


176. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 276 of 11 June 2019, if tenders have been invited from the shortlist of contractors; if so, the closing date for receipt of tenders; the number of contractors from which tenders have been sought; when construction will commence and expect to be completed on the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30097/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The major building project for the school referred to by the Deputy 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 nearing the completion of 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 my Department will be in contact with the Board of Management of the school regarding the progression of the project to the next stage of architectural planning, Stage 3 - tender stage.