Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (106)

Catherine Murphy


106. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to a school that is waiting a number of years for a 2B submission to be made by a design team in order to progress a school building project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20607/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Stage 2b Report for the major building project referred to by the Deputy was received in my Department in September 2017.

This report was subsequently reviewed and comments issued to the Board of Management.

In February 2018 my Department issued a letter to the school and its Design Team advising them of a timeframe for the progression of this project.  This project has recently been authorised to commence the Pre-Qualification of Contractors.

The pre-qualification and shortlisting of suitable contractors normally takes between 8 and 12 weeks to complete.

Thereafter, the tender process for the awarding of a construction contract will be carried out. This process takes between 7 and 8 months to complete.