Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (220)

Martin Heydon


220. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress of a school building project (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51748/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

A major school building project to provide new accommodation for the school referred to by the Deputy has recently been authorized by my Department to proceed to tender for the appointment of a Main Contractor and Reserved Specialists.

The closing date for the completed tender returns for the Main Contractor was originally the end of December, this has now been extended to early January. Assuming no significant issues arise during the tender process, my Department expects that the project will progress to site towards the end of the second quarter of 2020 with a contract duration of approximately 20 months.