Page last updated: 06/08/21
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 2 are in the table below.
|Bundle 2||Brief Description||Size (m2)||Details|
|Waterford Institute of Technology||Engineering, Computing and General Teaching||12800||This project consists of the construction of a new Engineering, Computing and General Teaching Building at WIT’s Cork Road Campus. It will provide for the consolidation of a number of faculties in one space and generate efficiencies in that respect.|
|Limerick Institute of Technology|
Applied Science & IT Building
|5200||This project provides for the construction of a new Applied Science & IT building on the LIT Moylish campus. The building will accommodate science labs, flat teaching facilities, computer labs, tutorial rooms, breakout and meeting spaces.|
|Letterkenny Institute of Technology||Library, IT and Teaching||5100||This project provides for the construction of a Library and General Education Building which will accommodate a learning resource centre, IT and innovation laboratories, online learning delivery rooms and classrooms|
|Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology||STEM Facility||5500||The GMIT project involves construction of a new STEM building, which will include labs, multi-purpose rooms, lab support rooms, seminar rooms and classrooms.|
|Carlow Institute of Technology||Science Facility||6100||The project in Institute of Technology Carlow provides additional space for STEM provision, in particular science.|
|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||Taylor McCarney / Henry J Lyons / Mullarkey Pedersen|
|Civil & Structural Engineers||RPS Group Ltd.|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineers||BDP|
The PIN notice for this project was published in September 2020. Click here to view the PIN notice.
The Contract Notice for this project was published in October 2020. Click here to view the OJEU notice.
Following a pre-qualification process, four candidates were shortlisted and Invited to Participate in Dialogue (June 2021).