Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (292)

Stephen Donnelly


292. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the start date for construction of an extension at a school (details supplied) in County Wicklow is July 2019; if so, the target completion date; if the start date is no longer July 2019, the new estimated commencement date; the reason for the July commencement date to be missed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24250/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

This project is at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2b (Detailed Design) which includes the applications for Planning Permission, Fire Cert and Disability Access Cert and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured.

The Design Team is currently in the process of completing the Stage 2(b) report which is expected to be submitted shortly through the Board of Management to the Department for review. The completion of Stage 2b has taken longer than anticipated and the Department awaits completion in order to move forward.

However, in order to expedite the project the Department has authorised the school and its design team to commence the pre-qualification of contractors’ process. This will allow the pre-qualification process to run in parallel with the receipt, review and approval of the Stage 2(b) report.

Upon receipt, review and approval of the Stage 2(b) report and completion of the pre-qualification process this project will then be progressed to tender stage.