Tuesday, 21 June 2022
Department of Education and Skills
548. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the next call-off contract will be awarded; if a school (details supplied) will be included; the number of schools included in the contract; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31917/22]
549. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) will be included in the design and build contractor multi-party framework No. 1; the anticipated timeline for the design and build project to progress to tender; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31923/22]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 548 and 549 together.
The permanent accommodation for the school referred to by the Deputy is being delivered under my Department's Design and Build Programme, which uses a professional external Project Management team to progress the project through the stages of architectural planning, tendering and construction.
It is intended that the project for the school referred to by the Deputy will be included in the next bundle of projects to proceed to tender later this year. It is anticipated that the project will commence on site in early 2023 and will take approximately 70 weeks to complete once construction starts.
My Department will continue to keep the Patron Body and Board of Management updated on the project.