Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (414)

Darragh O'Brien

Question:

414. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to ensure that the works to provide a new school building for a school (details supplied), in addition to the associated refurbishment works, commence as a matter of urgent priority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31776/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is included in My Department’s Construction Programme which is being delivered under the National Development Plan.

This project is one of the school building projects on my Department’s ADAPT 2 Programme. My Department is currently in the process of procuring a Project Manager for the ADAPT 2 Programme, which contains 16 school building projects.

The appointment of a Design Team – (Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Civil & Structural Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer and Project Supervisor for the Design Process) for the school in question has commenced. The closing date for Tenders was 9th July 2019. The tenders are now being assessed. Following the assessment process, a Letter of Intent will issue to each of the proposed Design Team members with a view to finalising the make-up of the Design Team.