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On 16 October 2017, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. and the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., announced a PPP programme for the Higher Education sector. The NDFA will procure the PPP programme on behalf of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science and the Higher Education Authority. The NDFA is the financial adviser for the PPP programme.
This investment under Project Ireland 2040 will be in two bundles with a focus on STEM, ICT, Engineering and Life Sciences at 11 Institutes of Technology in various locations around Ireland.
Details of the different project sites in bundle 1 are in the table below.
|Bundle 1||Brief Description||Size (m2)||Details|
|Athlone Institute of Technology||STEM facility||6025||Development of a new STEM facility to include science labs, lecture theatres, classrooms and other facilities.|
|Cork Institute of Technology||Learning Resource Centre||6800||The proposed project is the construction of a Learning Resource Centre which will accommodate learning, study, exhibition, engagement and entrepreneurial space. It will allow CIT to increase capacity across STEM, business and humanities subjects.|
|Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design Technology||Digital Media Building||7300||The construction of a Digital Media Building which will house the animation and visual design communications labs, with capacity also for growth in courses in creative computing, entrepreneurship and creative technologies.|
|Technological University Dublin Blanchardstown Campus||General Teaching Facility||4000||As part of its campus Masterplan, TU Dubin Blanchardstown Campus is expanding its general teaching facilities to support growth in student numbers across a range of disciplines.|
|Technological University Dublin Tallaght Campus||Culinary Arts, Engineering & Science||5200||This project includes a technical development centre (i.e. practice based learning facilities for engineering and science courses); facilities for the culinary arts; and new classrooms and computer labs.|
|Institute of Technology Tralee||STEM facility||9000||The construction of a building to accommodate the STEM School of IT Tralee. The STEM building will be located at the Institute’s north Campus at Dromtacker.|
|Approving Authority||The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science|
|Sponsoring Agency||The Higher Education Authority|
|Legal Adviser||Eversheds Sutherland|
|Insurance Adviser||Willis Risk Services (Ireland) Ltd.|
|Architectural Adviser||Coady Architects / FCBS Studios / BDP|
|Civil & Structural Engineers||Mott MacDonald|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineers||JV Tierney|
The Contract Notice for this project was published in November 2019. Click here to view the OJEU notice.
Following a pre-qualification process, three candidates were shortlisted and Invited to Participate in Dialogue (August 2020).
A "Meet the Buyer" event took place on 9th December 2020. Organised in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, this event took place virtually.