Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (238)

Clare Daly


238. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Topical Issue matter No. 1 of 12 February 2019, if the Minister of State with special responsibility for higher education stated a new pre-qualification process will have to commence for the refurbishment and extension of a school (details supplied); the timescale for each stage of the process; and the planned completion date. [8170/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

As the Deputy may be aware, the project to which they refer has been devolved for delivery to the local Education & Training Board (DDLETB). That remains the case.

My Department acknowledges that the delivery of this project has taken longer than originally envisaged. Most recently, a number of issues, primarily of a legal nature, have arisen in respect of the process for the pre-qualification of contractors as referred to by the Deputy. I can inform the Deputy that, having considered these issues and liaised with my officials in that respect, DDLETB is now proceeding with a revised pre-qualification process.

Once this prequalification process is completed, the project will proceed to tender stage.