Further to my response to Parliamentary Question No. 176 of 15 October 2019 regarding the Forensic Science Ireland Laboratory Project at the Backweston campus, the delivery of this project is managed by the Office of Public Works. A preferred Main Contractor and Mechanical, Electrical and Clean-Room Contractor have been identified. The Lift Reserved Specialist tender submissions were received and a Letter of Intent has issued on 9 December 2019. Please note that no contract will be awarded until that process is complete and the necessary pre-contract meeting takes place and required assurances are subsequently received. It is expected that this process will be complete this month, December 2019. It is anticipated that construction will start in early Q1 2020 with a view that construction be complete in late 2021/early 2022.