NDFA Meet the Buyer Schools PPP Bundle 5 March 1st 2016 Carlow

19th February 2016

Carlow School

Connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector

Enterprise Ireland, the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) and the Department of Education and Skills in partnership with preferred tenderer inspiredspaces consortium, will hold a Meet the Buyer (MTB) event for the construction sector on March 1st focusing on Schools PPP Bundle 5.

This Meet the Buyer event is designed to source local procurement and promote supply chain opportunities to SMEs and social enterprises interested in Schools PPP Bundle 5. The event will provide networking opportunities for local, qualified sub-contractors and suppliers with professional experience in Groundworks, Building Fabric, Civil and Structural, Mechanical and Electrical, Facilities Management, Finishes, Fit Out and Furniture Fittings and Equipment.  Through a series of short 5 minute “pitch” meetings, attendees can find out more about the process of becoming a sub supplier.

The 5 schools included in the Schools Bundle 5 initiative are:

  • St. Philomena’s National School, Bray, Co. Wicklow (Primary)
  • Coláiste Ráithín, Bray, Co. Wicklow (Post Primary)
  • Eureka Secondary Schools, Kells, Co. Meath (Post Primary)
  • Loreto College, Wexford, Co. Wexford (Post Primary)
  • Tyndall College Campus in Carlow will consist of a development that will provide accommodation for post primary and further education students

Attendees at the Meet the Buyer event will be able to meet with inspiredspaces and learn more about Schools PPP Bundle 5. The schools are to be delivered by way of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) arrangements. inspiredspaces is a Carillion Plc / DIF led organisation with expertise in the education and PPP market and it is proposed that the delivery of the schools will be by Carillion Construction Ltd with Sammon Contracting Ireland Ltd as a sub-contractor, and that the management / maintenance of the schools will be through Carillion Services.

The event will take place on March 1st, 2016 at 8.00am in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow. To learn more about the areas of work required and to book a place please visit: https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Events/Associated-Events/


Notes to Editors

For more information on the Schools Bundle 5 initiative please visit: http://www.ndfa.ie/project/schools-bundle-5/

The aim of the Schools Programme is to deliver new schools in rapidly developing areas either by replacing existing schools or providing new accommodation for existing schools.  Three bundles of eighteen schools have already been delivered by the NDFA and 4 more schools are currently under construction.


About Public Private Partnerships(PPPs) Further information on PPPs can be found at http://ppp.gov.ie/

About National Development Finance Agency: www.ndfa.ie 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 it’s 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.

About Enterprise Ireland: www.enterprise-ireland.com 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.


For further information please contact:

David Clerkin

Gordon MRM



+353 87 830 1779

Conor O’Donovan

Head of Communications & Marketing

Enterprise Ireland

Conor O'Donovan

+353 87 9671342