Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (105)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

105. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the terms of the service level agreements that exist between appointed design teams and schools in the context of school building projects; if sanctions can be imposed on design teams that are failing to provide all of the services contained in the agreements; if his attention has been drawn to disputes between schools and their appointed design team; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20605/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Contracts between design teams and schools on school building projects subscribe to the standard conditions of engagement that are applied across the entire public sector. These conditions are set out in Pillar 2 of the Capital Works Management Framework on the Construction Procurement website in a document entitled COE1 - Standard Conditions of Engagement for Consultancy Services (Technical), which covers all related matters including issues of performance, progress and dispute.

If a school has concerns with the performance of a design team or a particular member of a design team, then the school authority can seek advice and assistance from my Department in dealing with those concerns.