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Schools Building Projects

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 10 March 2021

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Questions (527)

David Stanton

Question:

527. Deputy David Stanton asked the Minister for Education further to Parliamentary Question No. 465 of 27 January 2021, her views on whether the Framework of Design and Build Contractors to ensure the tendering and appointment of a contractor for the construction of schools (details supplied) will be in place before the projected timeframe of the end of the first quarter of 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13068/21]

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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 and planning permission has been secured for the campus project.

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. The tender process commenced on the 4th December 2019. The second stage of the tender process which involves the detailed tender for several schools is expected to be concluded in Quarter 1 2021. My Department’s intention is to have the project referred to by the Deputy tendered as early as possible thereafter.

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