Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (547)

Brendan Ryan

Ceist:

547. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 276 of 11 June 2019, if tenders have been invited from the short-list of contractors; if so, the closing date for receipt of tenders; the number of contractors from which tenders have been sought; when construction will commence and is expected to be completed on the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33329/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The major building project for the school in question is at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2(b) - Detailed Design which includes the application 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 compiling a short-list of contractors for tender stage.  Until such time as this process is complete it would be inappropriate for my Department to comment on the composition of the short-list.

When the pre-qualification process is complete my Department will be in contact with the school regarding the progression of the project to the next stage of architectural planning which is Stage 3, Tender Stage.

A tender stage normally takes between 7 and 8 months to complete.