Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Dáil Eireann Debate
83. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Finance if he will ascertain from the Office of Public Works if the construction phase of a project (details supplied) in County Mayo will proceed on land specifically purchased for this purpose; and when the construction phase will commence. [36273/08]
Minister of State at the Department of Finance (Deputy Martin Mansergh): The Office of Public Works (OPW) has confirmed that the project will proceed on the site purchased for that purpose. Tender documents are currently being finalised and tenders will be invited in the near future.
The new offices will be procured on a Design and Build basis. The project will also include the provision of accommodation for local staff of the Departments of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Social and Family Affairs, and staff of the Private Security Authority. In addition, it is proposed that a new district court facility will be provided as a separate stand alone building on the site.
Following receipt and evaluation of tenders by the OPW, the preferred tenderer will be required to apply for the necessary planning permission. On receipt of satisfactory planning permissions, the preferred tenderer will be instructed to prepare contract documentation, including working drawings, specifications and Bills of Quantities, with a view to a contract being placed and construction work commencing on site.
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