Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (98)

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

98. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the building projects for schools (details supplied). [40701/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The major building project for the schools referred to by the Deputy is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning Stage 2b (Detailed Design), which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents.

In June 2018, the schools and their design team were authorised to commence the prequalification process to select a shortlist of contractors for tender stage. Pre-qualification normally takes between 8 and 12 weeks to complete.

Once the prequalification process is complete, the Department will be in contact with the Board of Management with a view to progressing the project to tender stage.