Page last updated: 13/09/19
The aim of the Schools Programme is to deliver new schools in rapidly developing areas either by replacing existing schools with new accommodation or providing new accommodation for existing schools. The schools are to be delivered by way of Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangements. Three bundles of eighteen schools have already been delivered by the NDFA. Schools PPP Bundles 4 and 5 are two discreet bundles being procured under a single contract notice using the negotiated procedure.
Schools PPP Bundle 5 comprises six facilities: five replacement schools and one replacement Institute of Further Education.
|Sanctioning Authority||Department of Education & Skills|
|Legal Adviser||Philip Lee Solicitors|
|Quantity Surveyor & PSDP||Bruce Shaw|
|Architect||Reddy Architecture + Urbanism|
|Civil & Structural Engineers||RPS|
|Mechanical, Electrical & ICT||Semple & McKillop|
The NDFA published a contract notice on 5th June 2013 for the Schools PPP Bundle 5 project, with a return date for expressions of interest on 17th July 2013.
The NDFA, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, hosted a “Meet the Buyer” event to provide information on supply chain opportunities for SME companies interested in the Schools PPP Bundle 5 project.
Tender documents in respect of this project were issued on 18th March 2015 to the BAM PPP PGGM and Inspired Spaces consortia. Tenders were returned on 1st July 2015. Inspired Spaces was selected as Preferred Tenderer. See press release issued on 2 December 2015.
Financial close was achieved on 22 July 2016.
Following the liquidation of Carillion and the subsequent re-tendering by the private partner, Woodvale has been appointed as the replacement works contractor. For further details please refer to the press release below issued by the Department of Education & Skills.