Friday 17 November 2017

Builder loses challenge to tender for new DIT campus

BAM sought a High Court review of the NTMA's decision to award the contract to Eriugena (Stock Picture)
BAM sought a High Court review of the NTMA's decision to award the contract to Eriugena (Stock Picture)
John Mulligan

John Mulligan

The Irish arm of Dutch construction giant BAM said a High Court decision not to review the tender process for the Dublin Institute of Technology campus at Grangegorman "must raise concerns" for the construction sector.

BAM had claimed it was the only group to submit a complete tender for the Grangegorman public-private partnership project on time.

However, the contract was awarded by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) and the Minister for Education to a consortium called Eriugena in March 2015. That consortium includes Macquarie Capital Group, John Sisk & Sons and FCC Construction (Ireland), and Sodexo Ireland.

BAM sought a High Court review of the NTMA's decision to award the contract to Eriugena. But yesterday, the High Court rejected the request. The project will see about 20,000 DIT staff and student relocated to the campus from 39 different locations across Dublin.

Irish Independent

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