Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (174, 218)

Brendan Ryan

Ceist:

174. 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 be completed on the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37086/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Brendan Ryan

Ceist:

218. 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. [37302/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 174 and 218 together

The major building project for the school referred to by the Deputy 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 completing the prequalification process to select a short-list of contractors. De-briefing letters have recently been issued to the successful and unsuccessful applicants and the standstill period for the contract is currently ongoing.

When the standstill period has expired and the pre-qualification process is complete the project will then be progressed to tender stage.

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