The Irish National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) has shortlisted four of the five bidders that had submitted an Expression of Interest to develop the Courts Bundle PPP project.
On 17 April 2014 the NDFA published the Contract Notice. The deadline for receipt of pre-qualification submissions was 12 June 2014. The shortlisted consortia are:
The Courts Bundle PPP project involves the development of seven courthouses located in Drogheda, Letterkenny, Limerick, Wexford, Cork, Mullingar and Waterford.
The contract comprises the design, build, finance and maintenance (DBFM) of the seven courthouses and courthouse refurbishments/extensions on seven sites. The contract period is 25 years from service commencement date. The contract is scheduled to start on 21 October 2015.
The project cost is estimated at €120 million (US$165 million). The project will be funded by private funding and payment will be made by monthly unitary payment subject to the terms and conditions of the contract.
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