Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (166)

Seán Sherlock


166. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Education the staged timelines for a tender (details supplied). [26264/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The building project referred to by the Deputy is being delivered under my Department’s Design and Build Programme which tenders to pre-established frameworks of D&B contractors.

My Department is currently in the process of establishing a Framework of Design and Build Contractors to which Design and Build projects can be tendered. Once this framework is established, it is intended that this project will be tendered as soon as possible thereafter.

In the interim, my Department and it's Project Management team are liaising with a third party developer to establish a joint programme for the construction of the required road networkj to service the site. This is a condition of the planningpermission and both my Department and the third party developer will be liaising with Cork County Council over the coming months with regard to satisfying those planning conditions. It is envisaged that the construction of the required roads and the construction of the schools will be progressed in tandem.

The ETB and the school authorities will be kept informed as the project progresses.