Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (40)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

40. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application by a school (details supplied). [47235/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The project referred to by the Deputy has been devolved to the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) for delivery as part of a programme of school building projects.

The process for the appointment of a multi-disciplinary technical advisory framework for the programme commenced in August 2019 when a request for tenders (RFT) was issued.

There was a very positive response to this RFT. In that respect, I am pleased to inform the Deputy that the process of selection of applicants for this framework has now been completed.

The next steps involve the NDFA proceeding to the second phase of the appointment process which will involve a number of call-off competitions for bundles of projects from this framework. Thereafter, the NDFA will ensure that the project progresses to design stage, obtains the necessary statutory planning permission, and moves the project onward to tender and construction in due course. As the project is at an early stage in the delivery process, it is not possible at this time to give a date for its completion.

Please be assured that the NDFA will be engaging directly with the school authority to keep it informed of progress.