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School Design

Updates

For up to date information on projects see our Building Works section.

June 2015

Revised Cost Limits for Primary and Post-primary schools published on 03 June 2015.  To view click on Procedures and Cost Plans and scroll down to COST LIMITS / COST PLAN TEMPLATES

March 2015

Revised tender documents for procurement of Consultants posted 23rd March 2015.  Click on Appointment of Consultants to view

January 2015

Percent for Art Scheme - example of artwork published

June 2014

Technical Guidance Documents published 20th June 2014 (Click on Technical Guidance Documents to view):
TGD-030 - Amendments to the M&E Building Services Guidelines (2004) TGD - 002 & ICT Infrastructure Guidelines TGD - 004 for Primary Schools (Revision 1 June 2014)
TGD-031 - Amendments to the M&E Building Services Guidelines (2004) TGD - 003 & ICT Infrastructure Guidelines TGD - 005 for Post Primary Schools (Revision 1 June 2014)
TGD-030.1 - Guidelines on Mains Water Distribution Systems in Primary Schools (First Edition June 2014)
TGD-031.1 - Guidelines on Mains Water Distribution Systems in Post-Primary Schools (First Edition June 2014)

Design Team Procedures for Small Works (4th Edition, Revision 1 June 2014) (TGD-007) published on 13 June 2014. To view click on Procedures and Cost Plans and scroll down to DESIGN TEAM PROCEDURES. (Revision 1 includes procedures for dealing with unsuccessful tenderers.)

March 2014

Design Team Procedures for Small Works (4th Edition March 2014) published on 10 March 2014.  To view click on Procedures and Cost Plans and scroll down to DESIGN TEAM PROCEDURES.  Changes from 3rd Edition noted in Introduction, Paragraph 1.2.

Guidance on Procuring Consultants for Small Works 2nd Edition March 2014 - published 10 March 2014. Click on Appointment of Consultants and scroll down to SMALL WORKS (Summer Works and Small Devolved Projects) to view.

For main changes from 1st Edition March 2012 and Revision 1, August 2013, see Paragraph 1.1 in Introduction.

Procedures and Cost Plans

Suitability Assessment Questionnaires DoEs-QW1 and DoES-QW2 have been revised and updated to include for additional information in relation to:

  • 2.3 Nature of Applicant Limited Company: Company Registration Number, Identity of Chairman/CEO /MD
  • 2.3 Nature of Applicant Consortium or Joint Venture Company: Clarification in wording of all members in Consortium or Joint Venture
  • 3.3a Default Turnover of €2,000,000 if not stated in EU/eTenders Contract notice
  • 3.4c Guidance included on contract value required for projects included under this heading

Click on Procedures and Cost Plans to view.


School Design

This section provides technical specifications for educational buildings and guidance on the procedures to be followed by Design Teams and School Authorities for their procurement. Documents are organised in the following categories:

Procedures and Cost Plans

  • Design Team Procedures [DTPs]
  • Stage Completion Certificates
  • Contract Notices & Contractor Suitability Assessment Questionnaires
  • DTP Template Documents
  • Cost Limits / Cost Plan Templates
  • Archive Document

Tender Documentation

  • Public Works Contracts
  • Model Forms
  • Archive Documents

Appointments of Consultants

  • New Procedures for Appointing Consultants
  • Suitability Assessment (Open and Restricted Procedures)
  • Award Stage Documents (Restricted Procedure for Major Projects)
  • Tender Documents (Open Procedure for Minor Projects)
  • Small Works (Summer Works and Devolved Projects)
  • Archive Documents

Design Guidance: Primary and Post-Primary

  • Primary and Post Primary Design Guidance
  • Room Layouts
  • Construction Standards
  • Percentage for Art
  • Archive Documents

Exemplars and Template Designs

  • Generic Repeat Designs
  • Exemplar Designs
  • Gallery
  • Room Layouts
  • Archive Documents

Technical Guidance Documents

  • Current Technical Guidance Documents
  • Archive Documents

Document Edition and Revision

Document edition numbers and revisions are stated on the cover of each document. To check for previous versions follow the link to the relevant section and scroll down to ARCHIVE DOCUMENTS.

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