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Exchequer Funded Schools Programme 2

Exchequer Funded Schools Programme 2

Programme Details

The NDFA is supporting the Department of Education (DoE) by delivering an element of the Department's school building programme on its behalf.

The Exchequer Funded Schools Programme (also known as the Devolved Schools Building Programme 2 (DSBP2)) is comprised of 35 individual school building projects ranging from new builds, to extensions / refurbishment projects for works at both primary and post primary level.

it is intended that these projects will be delivered as six distinct project bundles, Project Nore, Project Boyne, Project Dargle, Project Lee, Project Liffey and Project Shannon.

Procurement / Latest News

Project Management Design Team

A framework of Project Management Design Team consultants has been appointed for the programme and the process to appoint teams to specific project bundles is underway.

Details of the lead framework participants, together with their principal design team members (architect, civil and structural engineer and mechanical and electrical engineer) are provided here.

WS Atkins Ireland Ltd. has been appointed to Project Nore and Project Boyne

AECOM Ireland Ltd. has been appointed to Project Dargle and Project Lee

Design & Build Contractors

A Contract Notice to establish a Design & Build (D&B) Contractor Framework and to procure the D&B contract for Project Nore was issued on the 26th March 2021.

The D&B Contractor Framework was established in October 2023 and the framework participants are outlined here.

The Project Nore D&B contract was awarded to JJ Rhatigan & Co. / ABM Design & Build Ltd. (joint venture) in October 2023.

Programme Team

Sanctioning Authority Department of Education
Programme Management NDFA
Financial Adviser NDFA
Legal Adviser Philip Lee
Quantity Surveyor Turner & Townsend Ltd.
Assigned Certifier AECOM Ireland Ltd.
Project Management Design Team - Project Nore WS Atkins Ireland Ltd. (Lead)
Project Management Design Team - Project Boyne WS Atkins Ireland Ltd. (Lead)
Project Management Design Team - Project Dargle AECOM Ireland Ltd. (Lead)
Project Management Design Team - Project Lee AECOM Ireland Ltd. (Lead)