For Written Answer on : 19/01/2022
Question Number(s): 799 Question Reference(s): 1465/22
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Education further to Parliamentary Question No. 187 of 23 September 2021, if it is still anticipated that a contractor will be appointed in the first quarter of 2022 for the construction of a school (details supplied); if not, when she expects that a contractor will be appointed; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
(Details Supplied) Carrigtwohill School Campus (Scoil Mhuire Naofa, Scoil Chliodhna and Carrigtwohill Community College)
The building project for Carrigtwohill campus will accommodate two primary schools and one post-primary school when complete and is being delivered under the Department’s Design and Build Programme. This delivery programme uses a professional external Project Management team to progress the project through the stages of architectural planning, tendering and construction.
On June 14th 2021, this campus project was included in a bundle of projects which were tendered to a newly established Design & Build Contractors Framework. The tenders were returned on October 27th 2021 and the tender assessment report from the Department’s Project Manager has been recently received by the Department and is currently under review. It is anticipated that the Letter of Intent to appoint the Building Contractor will issue in the coming weeks in Quarter 1. Once a Contractor has been appointed, the Department will keep the school informed of the construction programme underpinning the contract.