Connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector

15th December 2014

Meet shortlisted bidders on Courts Bundle PPP Project 

National Development Finance Agency and Courts Service partner with Enterprise Ireland for construction sector information event

Event: Monday 12th January 2015 from 09.30 – 14:30 at Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny City

The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) and Courts Service in partnership with Enterprise Ireland are running an information and networking event connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector as part of the €135m Courts Bundle PPP Project. The Meet the Buyer event takes place on Monday January 12th 2015 in Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny at 9.30am. This free event is open to construction suppliers and enterprises in a wide variety of supply categories. Facilities Management subcontractors with expertise in areas such as planned preventative maintenance and cleaning services are also invited to participate.  Attendees will learn more about the 7 courthouses that will be built under this initiative and have an opportunity to meet with the four public private partnership and building tenderers.  Attendees will also find out how to become a sub supplier through a series of short 5 minute “pitch” meetings.

Registration for the Meet the Buyer event is free and interested companies can now register to attend on:

The four Public Private Partnership (PPP) consortia that have been shortlisted to progress to the next stage of the delivery of these courthouses are as outlined in the table below:

ConsortiaAmber Justice PartnershipBAM PPP PGGMCarillion Kajima PartnershipCuria Group
Equity Providers(s):International Public Partnerships Ltd. (INPP) BAM PPP PGGM Infrastructure Cooperatie U.A.Kajima Partnerships Ltd
Carillion Private Finance (Secure) Ltd
Macquarie Capital (Group) Ltd.
Construction Contractor(s):P.J Hegarty & SonsBAM Building Ltd.Carillion Construction Ltd.John Sisk and Sons (Holdings) Ltd.
FM Service Provider(s):G4S Integrated Services (UK) Ltd.BAM FM Ireland Ltd.Carillion (AMBS) Ltd.Sodexo Ireland Ltd.

There will also be an Enterprise Support zone at the event, where attendees can get information on business supports through the Local Enterprise Office network and Enterprise Ireland. The Department of Social Protection will provide delegates with information on the Pathways to Work initiative (including the Jobs Ireland Services) and check eligibility for the JobsPlus scheme. Delegates will be able to meet with advisers on cross border trade opportunities, public sector tendering and consortia building through InterTrade Ireland.

The seven courthouses will be built across 7 sites in 7 counties in locations across Ireland. Full details of the programme can be found on the

It is anticipated that these building projects will be delivered as part of a single Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract, with construction commencing in late 2015.

The NDFA is responsible for delivering €650m of Public Private Partnership projects as part of the €2.5b Infrastructure Stimulus Programme announced by the Irish Government in July 2012. This strategic courts project will deliver in the region of 1,750 construction jobs.

Brian Murphy, Chief Executive of the NDFA, welcoming the opportunity to work in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland and the Courts Service, said: ‘This event is about giving suppliers from the SME and construction sector all the information and support they need to be able to tap into the business opportunity presented by these multi regional projects’.

Courts Service CEO Brendan Ryan, added: ‘The Courts Service is looking forward to these projects and the significant improvements in facilities they will bring to court users in the seven locations around the country. We also welcome the positive economic impact in the areas concerned which this investment will have during the construction phase’.

Enda McDonnell, Enterprise Ireland Regional Director South/South East, said: ‘This ‘meet the buyer’ event is a great way for Irish construction services firms to win significant contracts in Ireland, and to use the experience gained in the delivery of world-class building infrastructure in Ireland as a platform for growth in international markets’.

For more information on how to register for the Meet the Buyer event please visit:

Or contact

Karen Hoey or Nicola Jess

01 668 9887

For more information on the Courts Bundle PPP Project please visit:



Further Information

For further information please contact the Press Office at Enterprise Ireland



David Clerkin

087 830 1779

at Gordon MRM

Courts Service

Cillian Smith



Notes to the Editor:

Locations of the 7 courthouses being developed under this PPP programme

LocationCourthouse BuildingsExisting AreaNew AreaTotal Area
Drogheda, Co. LouthA new courthouse consisting of two courtrooms and associated facilities to be constructed on a landmark town centre site adjacent to the river Boyne.0 m25,027 m25,027 m2
Letterkenny, Co. DonegalA new courthouse to accommodate four courtrooms and associated facilities to be constructed on a town centre site close to the existing courthouse.0 m21,354 m21,354 m2
Limerick CityA new criminal courthouse to be built on a site adjacent to Limerick Prison, to include six courtrooms, custody facilities, court offices and associated facilities.1,504 m21,816 m23,320 m2
Wexford TownThe refurbishment and extension of an existing landmark building to provide a new courthouse for Wexford Town consisting of four courtrooms, custody facilities, court offices and associated facilities.259 m27,350 m27,609 m2
Cork CityThe refurbishment and extension of the existing landmark courthouse building at Anglesea Street to accommodate six courtrooms, improved custody facilities, court offices, the regional office and associated facilities.428 m24,252 m24,680 m2
Mullingar, Co. WestmeathThe refurbishment and extension of the existing  historic courthouse in Mullingar to accommodate three courtrooms, improved custody facilities, court offices and associated facilities.1,113 m25,259 m26,392 m2
Waterford CityThe refurbishment and extension of the existing historic courthouse in Waterford to accommodate six courtrooms, improved custody facilities, court offices and associated facilities.1,336 m26,934 m28,490 m2
Totals4,880 m231,992 m236,872 m2

Indicative Supply Categories on the Courts Bundle PPP Project are as follows:

AggregatesLaboratory Furniture & Equipment
Air handling unitLandscaping subcontractors
Audio VisualLightening protection
Asbestos RemovalLighting Equipment
Blinds subcontractorsLoose furniture suppliers
BMS Control contractorsMechanical Contractors
Boiler suppliers/BiomassMechanical Ducting installation
Brick & Block layingMetalwork
Building MaterialsPainting Contractors
Car park systemsPartitions
Carpentry ContractorsPassenger Lift Contractors
CCTV suppliersPaving Subcontractors
Ceilings Pest control companies
Cleaning contractorsPlant Hire
Cleaning Supplies companiesPlastering
Commissioning engineeringPlumbing Supplies
Concrete Cutting & CoringPrecast Concrete
Concrete slab contractorsRefurbishment of run down buildings
Conservation builders & materials suppliersRefurbishment work
DemolitionRadon Protection
Court building construction workRoadwork and road marking
DrainageRoof lights
Electrical ContractorsRoofing
Façade subcontractorsRoof repair
Facilities Management  ServicesScaffolding
Facility maintenance subcontractorsSecurity companies
FencingSignage suppliers
Fire alarm installationSite Testing
Fire rated doorsSteel Reinforcement supply and fabrication
Fire rated Glazed partitionsStone
Fire prevention /maintenance suppliersStone suppliers
Fire stopping & Fire protectionStructural Precast Concrete
Flooring & Tiling ContractorsStructural Steel
FormworkSuspended Ceiling subcontractors
Furniture & Equipment suppliersSustainable Energy Suppliers
Groundworks/Earthworks ContractorsTemporary Canteen Facilities
Glazing / Rooflights ContractorsTemporary Electrical Contractors.
Glass CoatingsTimber Frame
Ground water controlTraffic Management
Hygienic CladdingWaste Management subcontractors
ICT Contractors (cabling only)Waste Water Treatment
InsulationWindow cleaning companies
Intruder alarm suppliers 
Joinery Supply 
Kitchen Equipment 


Facilities Management Services

Planned Preventative Maintenance:

·         Boiler system
·         Fire systems
·         BMS system
·         Heating System
·         Rainwater Harvesting
·         Attenuation tank
·         Electrical systems
·         Medical Gasses

Reactive Maintenance

·         Local painting subcontractor
·         Local carpentry subcontractor

Grounds Maintenance

·         Soft landscaping subcontractors

Small Improvements and Ad Hoc Services

·         Local hardware suppliers

Cleaning and Housekeeping

·         Feminine hygiene
·         Cleaning subcontractors

Waste Management

·         Contractor (General waste only)


·         Installation Contractor

Public Private Partnerships(PPPs)
Further information on PPPs can be found at

National Development Finance
The National Development Finance Agency has full responsibility for the procurement and delivery of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in sectors other than transport and the local authorities. In its procurement role, the NDFA is responsible for all aspects of delivering the procurement of projects and hands them over to the sponsoring body after construction is complete and the asset is operational.

The NDFA is also the statutory financial advisor to State authorities in respect of all public investment projects with a capital value over €20 million. In its financial advisory role, the NDFA advises State Authorities on the optimal financing of priority public investment projects by applying commercial standards in evaluating financial risks and costs. The NDFA’s overriding objective is to maximise value for money for the Exchequer.

Enterprise Ireland:
Enterprise Ireland is the Irish Government agency charged with developing and promoting Irish enterprise. Enterprise Ireland partners with entrepreneurs, Irish businesses, and the research and investment communities to develop Ireland’s international trade, innovation, leadership and competitiveness.  The ultimate objective is increased exports, employment and prosperity in Ireland.

Courts Service:
The Courts Service was established as an independent corporate organisation on 9th November, 1999 following the enactment of the Courts Service Act, 1998. The mission of the Courts Service is to manage the courts, support the judiciary and provide a high-quality and professional service to all users of the courts.