Thursday, 14 November 2019

Ceisteanna (76)

Paul Kehoe

Ceist:

76. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a school building project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46948/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The major building project referred to by the Deputy is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning - Stage 2(b), which includes the applications for Planning Permission, Fire Certificate and Disability Access Certificate and the preparation of Tender Documents.  All statutory approvals have been secured.

The Stage 2(b) report has recently been submitted to my Department for review.

Upon review of the report, my Department will revert to the school regarding the further progression of this project, including pre-qualification of contractors.

The pre-qualification process normally takes 8 to 12 weeks to complete.

The next stage of architectural planning for the project will then be stage 3 - tender stage. 

A tender process normally takes 7 or 8 months to complete.