Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Ceisteanna (96)

Ciara Conway


94 Deputy Ciara Conway asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school building project (details supplied ) has not progressed at the same pace as the other schools on the 2011 schools building programme; the date on which the tender for the building contract for the project will be released and awarded; the date on which construction on this project will commence and the expected completion date of same; when he will formally supply the board of management with these dates and meet with them to outline the relevant steps which need to be taken when transferring from a temporary building to a permanent building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33704/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Skills)

The Deputy may be aware that the project to which she refers was tendered in 2009 and a preferred bidder was identified to do the works. Unfortunately a number of issues outside of my Department's control delayed the progression of this project. However, I am pleased to inform you that most of these issues have now been resolved.

Provided there are no further issues, it is intended that the project will be re-tendered in the coming months. Officials from my Department have written to the school authorities recently to appraise them of the situation.