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The 2nd phase of the Government’s current PPP programme, announced by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin T.D in Budget 2015, envisages a programme to invest €300million in social housing and is expected to comprise
The Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage is the sanctioning authority for the Programme with NDFA acting as financial advisor, procuring authority and project manager.
On 13th October 2015 the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly T.D and the Minister for Housing, Planning and Co-ordination of Construction 2020 Paudie Coffey T.D announced the location of the 6 sites comprising the 1st bundle as follows:
|Site||Local Authority||Indicative No. of Units|
|Ayrfield, Malahide Road||Dublin City Council||150*|
|Corkagh Grange||South Dublin County Council||109|
|Scribblestown, Finglas||Dublin City Council||70|
|Dunleer, Co. Louth||Louth County Council||80|
|Convent Lands, Wicklow Town||Wicklow County Council||51|
|Craddockstown, Naas||Kildare County Council||74|
* includes 50 units for senior citizens
|Sanctioning Authority||Dept. Housing, Local Government & Heritage|
|Sponsoring Agency||Dublin City Council|
|Local Authorities||Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council, Kildare County Council, Louth County Council, Wicklow County Council|
|Legal Advisor||Eversheds Sutherland|
|Insurance Advisor||Willis Risk Services (Ireland) Ltd.|
|Planning Advisor||HRA Planning|
|Architect||Coady Architects and Sean Harrington Architects|
|Civil & Structural Engineers||Malone O’Regan Consulting Engineers|
|Mechanical & Engineering Engineers||Semple & McKillop|
|PSDP||Turner & Townsend|
|Quantity Surveyor||Currie and Brown (formerly Sweett Ireland)|
Tenders for the project were received on 5th July 2018 and following evaluation the Comhar Housing consortium was selected as preferred tenderer. The Comhar Housing consortium includes Macquarie Capital, John Sisk and Sons, Choice Housing Ireland Ltd. and Oaklee.
The contract was awarded on 19th March 2019, with sod turnings taking place at the Ayrfield site on 21st March and the Corkagh Grange site on 30th April.
The Contract Notice was published on 12th May 2017 and expressions of interest were submitted by 5 candidates. Following evaluation of these submissions 3 candidates were shortlisted and invited to tender.
Meet the Buyer events targeted at SMEs were held in March and November 2018 providing an opportunity for over 320 suppliers to meet with the construction and maintenance contractors tendering for the project to discuss sub-contracting opportunities