QUESTION NO: 434
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton)
by Deputy Darragh O'Brien
for WRITTEN ANSWER on 20/06/2017
To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the next phase of a school building for a school (details supplied) will commence; the status of this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Details Supplied) Lusk Community College, Lusk, County Dublin
The project referred to by the Deputy was authorised to proceed to tender in October 2016.
However, as the pre-qualification of contractors had first been conducted by the design team in April 2015 the design team, concerned about the possibility of legal challenges, asked the Office of Government Procurement for advice on this matter. The advice was that it would be prudent to run the pre-qualification again.
The Design Team has rerun the pre-qualification of suitable contractors and the project is now out to tender. Tenders are due back in mid July.
Subject to no issues arising it is anticipated that construction will commence in late 2017 and the project is scheduled to take approximately 18 months to complete.