Patrician Academy tender documents may be issued this Summer

Mallow TD Seán Sherlock has said that the tender process for the Patrician Academy continues and needs to be delivered on. “Following on from repeated questions to the Minister for Edu-cation, we’re hopeful that the tender documents will be issued in quarter two of 2021 for the Patrician Academy,” said Deputy Sherlock. “So, we’re keeping an eye on progress in relation to the school and hoping for more concrete news next month. I’m hopeful that those tender documents, as promised, will actually be delivered and will result in a contract being issued but I feel there’s a long way to go on this yet. The Patrician Academy has to be delivered, and I will keep pressuring the Department for the delivery of the project.”
The deputy recently asked Minister for Education Norma Foley about the status of the tender process and she replied that the process to establish a new Design and Build Contractors Framework commenced on 4th December, 2019. The second stage of the tender process which involves the detailed tender for several schools is expected to be concluded in Quarter 1 2021, she said.