Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Forensic Science Ireland Laboratory
190. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 222 of 21 May 2019, the number of tenders received for the construction project by the closing date; the likely start and completion dates for the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29255/19]
Further to my response to Parliamentary Question No. 222 of 21 May 2019 regarding the Forensic Science Laboratory Project at the Backweston campus. Delivery of this project is managed by The Office of Public Works. The deadline date for the return of tender was scheduled for end of June. However due to requests from the short-listed tenderers, the return date was extended until 12th July. Subsequently, tender assessment will take place during Q3 2019 and it is expected to start construction on site in Q4 2019.