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Higher Education PPP - Bundle 1

Higher Education PPP - Bundle 1
  • Pre-Procurement
  • Procurement
  • Contract Award
  • Construction
  • Construction Completed
  • Contract Management

Procurement / Latest News


The Contract Notice for this project was published in November 2019. Click here to view the OJEU notice.

View press release by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, August 2020.

Following a pre-qualification process, three candidates were shortlisted and invited to participate in dialogue in 2020.

Three tenders were received in early 2021 with the preferred tenderer appointed in late 2021.

The preferred tenderer Enbarr Partnership comprises Macquarie Corporate Holdings PTY Ltd. (equity provider), JJ Rhatigan & Company (construction contractor) and Sodexo Ireland Ltd. (facilities management).

The project is currently expected to achieve financial close/contract award later this year with construction activities to commence immediately thereafter.

Meet the Buyer Events June 2022

Enterprise Ireland, in association with the NDFA and The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science and the Higher Education Authority held two ‘Meet the Buyer’ events for this project:

These events offered companies of all sizes the opportunity to meet with the construction contractor, JJ Rhatigan & Company, and facilities management provider Sodexo Ireland Ltd., and the chance to pitch for business. Construction, engineering, mechanical and electrical companies, as well as companies in related sectors, were invited to attend.

Project Background

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 is procuring 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 and Technological University campus locations around Ireland.

Project Details

Midlands Campus

Technological University of the Shannon

  • Project STEM facility
  • Size (m2) 6025
  • Details Development of a new STEM facility to include science labs, lecture theatres, classrooms and other facilities
Cork Campus

Munster Technological University

  • Project Learning Resource Centre
  • Size (m2) 6800
  • Details Construction of a Learning Resource Centre which will accommodate learning, study, exhibition, engagement and entrepreneurial space

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology

  • Project Digital Media Building
  • Size (m2) 7300
  • Details Construction of a Digital Media Building which will house the animation and visual design communications labs
Blanchardstown Campus

Technological University Dublin

  • Project General Teaching Facility
  • Size (m2) 4000
  • Details Expansion of general teaching facilities to support growth in student numbers across a range of disciplines
Tallaght Campus

Technological University Dublin

  • Project Culinary Arts, Engineering & Teaching facility
  • Size (m2) 5200
  • Details Technical development centre; facilities for the culinary arts; and new classrooms and computer labs
Kerry Campus

Munster Technological University

  • Project STEM facility
  • Size (m2) 9000
  • Details Construction of a building to accommodate the STEM School

Planning References


Project Team

Role Team Member
Approving Authority The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science
Sponsoring Authority The Higher Education Authority
Procuring Authority NDFA
Financial Advisor NDFA
Legal Advisor Eversheds Sutherland
Insurance Advisor Willis Risk Services (Ireland) Ltd.
Architectural Advisor Coady Architects / FCB Studios / BDP
Civil & Structural Engineers Mott MacDonald
Mechanical & Electrical Engineers JV Tierney
Quantity Surveyors Linesight
PSDP Linesight