Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Department of Education and Skills
School Accommodation Provision
This building project is included in my Department’s Construction Programme which is being delivered under the National Development Plan.
The project is currently at Stage 2B of the Architectural Planning process – Detailed Design Stage which includes securing statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents. The pre-qualification of contractors process to compile a short-list of suitable contractors has been carried out by the Design Team.
The next step for this project will be Stage 3 – tender stage which normally takes 7-8 months to complete. My Department will be in contact shortly with the school and its Design Team regarding the progression of this project.
The building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is included in my Department’s Construction Programme which is being delivered under the National Development Plan.
This project is one of the school building projects on my Department’s ADAPT 2 (Accelerated Delivery of Architectural Planning & Tendering) Programme. My Department has completed the process of appointing a Project Manager for the ADAPT 2 Programme, which currently contains 16 school building projects.
The appointment of a Design Team (Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Civil & Structural Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer and Project Supervisor for the Design Process) for the school in question will commence in the coming weeks with the procurement process being carried out by the appointed Project Manager.