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197 Schools Announced in 1st Round of Schools Summer Works Scheme 2016/2017

€80m is planned to be invested in selected schools for the Schools Summer Works Scheme between 2016 and 2017

 Elphin School

The aim of the Summer Works Scheme is to allocate funding to chosen school authorities applicants to undertake small-scale building works which can be carried out during the summer months or at other times that avoid disrupting the operation of the school. See the first round list of 197 approved schools announced on 28th April 2016.

The scheme announced will apply to both 2016 and 2017. Categories of work eligible for funding under this scheme will be prioritised on the following basis:

  • Priority/Category 1: Gas Works
  • Priority/Category 2: Electrical Works
  • Priority/Category 3: Mechanical Works
  • Priority/Category 4: Special Needs Projects
  • Priority/Category 5: Toilet Facilities
  • Priority/Category 6: Roof Works
  • Priority/Category 7: Window Projects
  • Priority/Category 8: Curricular Requirement Projects
  • Priority/Category 9: Other Structural Improvements
  • Priority/Category 10: External Environment Projects

Construction Information Services (CIS) will be running a live blog post which will be updated daily as new tenders relating to the Schools Summer Works Scheme 2016/17 enter our database.

To stay up to date with tenders as they arrive on our system for this scheme and thousands of other construction opportunities, follow our updates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter or visit our website to sign up to CIS FREE and receive 5 project leads per week.

Be a Part of the Irish Building and Design Awards by Sponsoring a Category or Booking a Table

CIS are proud sponsors of the Irish Building & Design Awards 2016, the industry’s most prestigious recognition of excellence in the Building and Design sectors. 



We welcome you to join us at what promises to be an excellent night of networking and celebrating the very best of Irish Construction. This eagerly anticipated event has experienced its most sucessful year to date in terms of category award submissions which will acknowledge the very best in all areas of Construction and Design in the thriving Irish Industry. The Shortlist of Category Award Nominees is due to be announced on 4th April which CIS will publish via our social plarforms.

Awards will be presented to the most innovative projects and companies over the past 1-2 years in recognition of the clever planning and hard work that led to their successful completion. The winners of these awards will be announced at an exclusive blacktie gala night on April 22nd in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin 4 (formerly Jury’s Inn).



Below are the list of awards which will be presented on the night. 

Architectural Project of the Year - Sponsored by KCC Architectural

Interior Architectural Project of the Year - Sponsored by 3M Ireland

Construction/Project Management Firm of the Year - Available

Contractor Of the Year - Sponsored by CIS

Engineering Practice of the Year- Available

Engineering Project of the Year- Available

M & E Contractor of the Year - Sponsored by Safeguard Systems

Construction Law Firm / Department of the Year- Available

School Building Project of the Year - Sponsored by Kingspan Insulated Panels

Healthcare Building Project of the Year- Available

House Building Project of the Year- Available

House of the year (Single Unit)- Available

Heritage / Conservation Project of the Year- Available

Cultural project of the year- Available

Retrofitting / Renovation Project of the Year- Available

Sustainable Project of the Year- Available

Retail Project of the Year- Available

Fit out Project of the Year- Available

Manufacturing Plant Project of the Year- Available

BIM Initiative of The Year- Available

Best New Product Innovation of the Year- Available

Best Firm to work for- Available


Table/Seat Bookings

To book either a single or group place at what promises to be one of the most exciting awards ceremonies and networking opportunities of 2016, please complete your details via the Irish Building and Design Awards Website and email your booking to the organisers, CMG Events.  

Single seat booking: €195.00 + VAT.
Table booking: Table of 10 discounted rate is €1850.00 + VAT

This fee includes a pre-dinner champagne reception, a four-course silver service dinner, awards ceremony presentation and post-awards entertainment. Tickets will be dispatched two weeks prior to the awards ceremony.

To ensure you have your seats reserved for this wonderful evening and to avoid disappointment, we encourage you to book early. This event fills up quickly each year and because the entries and interest has increased significantly on last year, prompt booking is advised.

If you have any further queries on this event or would like to sponsor a cetagory and/or book a table, please contact Sarah Flynn by email or call 01 2933 650

We hope to see you there on the big night!

Never Miss a Public Sector Tender Opportunity Again with CIS!

CIS have now made it even easier to access public sector tender opportunities in our new monthly reports. In these reports we'll cover All Public Sector Construction Tenders featured on our database in the past month, the vast majority of which are live and offer plenty of time to submit an application to win the contract.

Businesses interested in bidding for Northern Ireland Public Sector Tenders can find all construction related opportunities in this report also. This complimentary single stop source of NI tender information would be a key asset to any construction/supplier business leads strategy.

In these reports we'll cover all public sector construction tenders featured on our database in the past month, the vast majority of which are live and offer plenty of time to submit an application to win the contract.

Download our latest complimentary CIS Tenders Report. New issues will be made available here every month.

   February 2016 Tender Report

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Why choose CIS over eTenders for tender information?

At CIS we have researching and publishing information on construction projects in Ireland for over 40 years. An important element of our research is in Public Sector construction. Opportunities in this area are published on the Government’s public procurement websitewww.etenders.gov.ie

So why choose CIS over etenders? Here are a few key reasons and below is a comparitive example of the amount of detail included on an eTenders project and the same project published by CIS.

  • All eTenders projects relating to construction are published same day on CIS
  • CIS provide direct links to tender documents so users can get full specification and apply online
  • Links to relevant planning applications, news items and related tenders where applicable (CIS subscribers will be aware of upcoming opportunities long before they are published on eTenders)
  • Details of full team involved in the project with full contact details to relevant individuals.
  • Alerts and updates on the tender as it progresses.
  • We publish details of the successful bidder and continue to research and add companies as they become involved further along the project timeline. 
  • Details of all other projects the Awarding Authority and associated companies are involved in
  • 100% coverage of public tenders from Northern Ireland



Decisions are no better than the information on which they are based. At CIS we not only publish tenders at the same time as eTenders but we provide more comprehensive details about and around these tenders with full and relevant contact details of the individuals involved. 

In this way CIS customers are able to quickly identify relevant opportunities and make sound decisions on which opportunities they want to pursue.



New EU Rules on Public Procurement

At a meeting in Brussels on the 11th February 2014, the Council of Ministers of the European Union adopted three new Directives on Procurement. These Directives are:

  1. Directive 2014/23 - Award of Concession Contracts
  2. Directive 2014/24 - Public Procurement
  3. Directive 2014/25 - Procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors

These three Directives, taken together, represent a reform of public procurement rules across the European Union and EU countries have until the 17th of April 2016 to transpose them into national law. These Directives are significant and they aim to make the procurement process more flexible and less time consuming. As of the 26th February 2015, these new rules have come into effect in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the intention is for Ireland to follow shortly.

Main points:

  • Better value for money
  • Fairer for SME’s to get involved
  • More strict rules on sub-contracting
  • More innovative solutions



What Will These New Rules Mean to You?

  • Greater access for SME’s when large contracts are divided into lots.  You can now tender for contracts that may have previously been outside of your financial capacity
  • The award of a contract is no longer dependent on price, allowing your experience to be taken into account as well
  • Buyers can no longer set the company turnover requirements at more than 2 times the contract value, allowing you more opportunity to tender
  • Contractors who underperform will be excluded from tendering for a period of time allowing our better performing customers to gain work in their place
  • Public bodies will not be able to set company turnover requirements at more than twice the contract value, which will allow SME’s get on board
  • It will mean greater flexibility on setting tender deadlines, with the minimum time limits for suppliers to respond to a tender competition being reduced by one-third, to speed up simple and off-shelf procurements


What Will it Mean for Ireland as a Whole?

The new award criteria will ensure fair competition, meaning not only large companies are bidding for projects. It also means that the citizens of Ireland will be able to see public money used effectively. There will be more of an emphasis on environmental considerations, social aspects and innovation

Contact CIS 

Call us on 01 2999 200 for more information on how we can tailor our online package to suit your tender opportunity preferences or email our sales team.

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Top 10 Northern Ireland Projects by Weekly Views

See the Top Northern Ireland Projects Viewed on the CIS Online Database this Week. As a paying CIS customer or a CIS FREE subscriber, you can simply click on the hyperlinked project IDs below to login and directly access these projects. 

New Gas Plant

Week ending 8th April 2016

Project Code Project County Weekly View Fluctuation from Previous Week

738842

£60m - Health Care Centre

Co. Down

113

 

785865

£12m - DARD Office Headquarters

Co. Derry

 94

 1↓

 

827777

£4.8m - Refurbishment/Reconfiguration of Office Building

 

Co. Antrim

 68

 1 

762254

 £107m - Waste Energy Gasification Plant

 

Co. Antrim

 66

 NEW

830829

 

 

£3.9m - School Development & Youth Club

 

 Co. Down

 61

4↑

804284

 

£27m - Boutique Hotel

 

Co. Antrim

60

 

3↓

657893

 £9.8m - Social Housing Development

 Co. Down

57

 NEW

838175

£21m - New High School, Integrated Design Team

 Co. Down

 57

 NEW

 

850228

£18m - Hotel Development

 

Co. Antrim

 57

 

3↓

 

861431

 

£6m - Office and Retail Complex

 

Co. Antrim

 56

 

5↓

Week ending 1st April 2016

Project Code Project County Weekly View Fluctuation from Previous Week

785865

£12m - DARD Office Headquarters

Co. Derry

109

 738842

£60m - Health Care Centre

 Co. Down

 106

 1 

 804284

£27m - Boutique Hotel

 Co. Antrim

 87

 2 

 827777

 £5.5m - Refurbishment/Reconfiguration of Office Building

 Co. Antrim

 77

 3↓

 861431

 £6m - Office and Retail Complex

 Co. Antrim

 75

 1↑

 850228

£18m - Hotel Development

 Co. Antrim

 67

 4

797764

 £3m - Sports Complex

 Co. Antrim

 65

 NEW

 815914

 £13m - Office/Call Centre Development 

 Co. Antrim

 62

 NEW

 830829

£3.9m - School Development & Youth Club

 Co. Down

 56

 NEW

 767920

 £9.1m - Improved Paediatric Services

 Co. Down

 55

 NEW

 

Week Ending 25th March 2016

Project Code Project County Weekly View Fluctuation from Previous Week

 827777

£5.5m - Refurbishment/Reconfiguration of Office Building

Co. Antrim

97

3 ↑

 786431

 £11.5m - Visitor & Education Centre

 Co. Antrim

 93

 1 ↓

 738842

 £60m - Health Care Centre

 Co. Down

 89

 NEW

 785865

 £20m - DARD Office Headquarters

 Co. Derry

 86

 2↓

 804284

 £27m - Boutique Hotel

 Co. Antrim

 75

 2↑

 861431

 £6m - Office and Retail Complex

 Co. Antrim

 68

 NEW

 803657

 £2.85m - Sports Complex

 Co. Derry

 67

 1↑

 833919

 £6.9m - Paediatric Healthcare Facility

 Co. Armagh

 64

 NEW

 797764

 £3m - Sports Complex

 Co. Antrim

 61

 1 ↓

 850228

 £18m - Hotel Development

 Co. Antrim

 60

 NEW

 

 

 

Congrats to Our 2000th CIS FREE Sign up - Securi Cabin!

Since CIS launched our latest fremium subscription package, CIS FREE in mid-January, the response to sign up has been phenomenal! This popular package allows you to access full project details of 5 projects every week for as long as you like.

Last week, Securi-Cabin became our 2000th sign up and by way of showing our gratitude for our new product's success, we were delighted to award them with a FREE 6 month All Ireland subscription to CIS Online! Find out more about Securi-Cabin below.

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About Securi-Cabin

Securi-Cabin Ltd has over 20 years experience in the manufacture of Anti-Vandal portable accommodation at our modern manufacturing plant in Co. Meath. With emphasis on quality, design and attention to detail, we work closely with our customers to understand their requirements and consistently meet and exceed their expectations. 

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The Securi-Cabin Range

Our extensive product range includes Mobile Welfare Units, Telecommunication Units, Site Offices, Canteens, Toilets and Drying Rooms along with Rail Network Cabins and Static Units. 

We are committed to continuous improvement and innovation and as a result our Welfare Units offer unique design features and are the most advanced and economical on the market. 

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High Security Units by Securi-Cabin

In response to the increasing demand for the highest level of security, our anti-vandal units provide a safe and secure environment for staff and equipment and are designed to meet stringent Health and Safety regulations. 

Testimony to our quality products, our customer service and value for money are the many leading Telecommunications and Construction Companies along with Local Authorities throughout Ireland and the UK who come back time after time to do business with us. 

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Contact Securi-Cabin

Designs, quotations and advice are part of our service and please feel free to contact us by phone: +353 49 8541228 or email: with your portable accommodation requirements.

A Breakdown of Northern Ireland School Budgets for 2016/17 and Where Potential Future Construction Opportunities Lie in the Education Sector

Northern Ireland  Education Minister John O’Dowd Announced the Delegation of Government Funding for grant aided schools across the province for the 2016-17 financial year. The amount of money directly delegated to schools is £1,167.5m.

Contractors/suppliers can see what schools have recieved what amounts of money in order to keep a tab on where potential future construction contracts will arise in the coming two years. 

As these projects enter the CIS Online system, our research teams will publish updates on their movement from early planning right up to on-site stages. Sign up to CIS FREE today to view up to 5 projects every week, for as long as you like. Sign up only takes a few minutes and no credit card detailos are necessery.

Or contact or sales team on 01 2999 200 or email if you're interested in our Northern Ireland Only Subscription Package which would give you access to these and thousands of other projects on our system

 

Belfast Region

 

North East Region  

 

South Eastern Region

 

Southern Region

 

Western Region 

 

Voluntary Grammar Schools  

 

Grant Maintained Integrated Schools  

 

All Schools Listed Above 

 

Major Residential Schemes Across Dublin County

See a selection of major projects in Dublin county across most area codes. CIS customers can click on the hyperlinked project ID under each project to visit the description page of that project on our online database. CIS FREE users can click up to five of these links to view complete project details as part of their weekly allowance.

If you haven't already signed up to CIS FREE you can do so now and be logged in within minutes!

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DUBLIN 1

D1

Project ID: 838908

Project Info: Plans granted on €28m Residential Development at junction of Sheriff Street Upper and New Wapping Street, Dublin 1

 

 DUBLIN 2

D2

Project ID: 821211

Project Info: €110m Capital Dock Development is at On- Site stage . Due to be finished Q1 2018

 

D2b

Project ID: 576947

Project Info: €85m Mixed Use Development is at On-Site stage. Due to be finished Q1 2018

 

D2c

Project ID: 807722

Project Info: €20m Residential/Retail Development at Plans Granted stage. Expected to start during 2016

 

 DUBLIN 3

D3

Project ID: 580542

Project Info: €2.8m Residential Development and Shop at On-Site stage. Due to be finished Q2 2017

 

 DUBLIN 4

D4

Project ID: 805017

Project Info: €150m Boland's Mill Development. Demolition works underway. Main construction works due to commence Q3 2016 and due to be finished in Q1 2018

 

D 4b

Project ID: 133300

Project Info: Project Trinity will be a Mixed Use development. Demolition works currently underway. Main works due to commence in Q3 2016 on Phase 1, due to be finished Q1 2018

 

 DUBLIN 5

D5

 

Project ID: 856110

Project Info: €69m Mixed Use Development. Plans Submitted in December 2015

 

 DUBLIN 6

D6

Project ID: 813778

Project Info: Plans Granted on this €20.7m Development in Dublin 6. Main works to commence Q1/Q2 2016

 

 DUBLIN 7

D7

Project ID: 715548

Project Info: Contract awarded on €5.7m Apartments on Dunmanus Road in Feb 2016. Mains works to commence Q1/Q2 2016

 

 DUBLIN 8

D8

Project ID: 778295

Project Info: €17m Development on Clancy Quay at On-Site stage. Due to be finished in June 2017

 

 DUBLIN 9

D9

Project ID: 831820

Project Info: This €19m Development is Currently on Appeal with An Bord Pleanala 

 

D 9b

Project ID: 845421

Project InfoThis €15.7m Development is Currently on Appeal with An Bord Pleanala 

 

 DUBLIN 12

D 12

Project ID: 822104

Project Info: An Bord Pleanala overturned decision to 'Plans Granted' in October 2015 on this €7.4m Development

 

 DUBLIN 13

D 13

Project ID: 792593

Project Info: Plans Granted in Q1 2015 on this €22m scheme

 

 DUBLIN 14

D 14

Project ID: 714585

Project Info: €13.8m Development at On-Site stage. Due to be finished in Q1 2017

 

 DUBLIN 15

D 15

Project ID: 795155

Project Info: This €52m Development is at On-Site stage and due to be finished by Q2 2017

 

 DUBLIN 16

D 16

Project ID: 812801

Project InfoGranted plans for this €38m Residential development upheld by  An Bord Pleanala 

 

SOUTH COUNTY DUBLIN 

Cherrywood

Project ID: 777524

Project: Initial park elements and road network plans lodged for €2.5bn Project Cherry Scheme in south Dublin. Due to be finished in 2021

 

Interactive Map of Active and Future Construction Projects in Sandyford

The map below links to an online interactive PDF which CIS FREE and paying CIS subscribers can access active and future projects in this area of Sandyford.

Click on label in the pdf which will bring you to the login page on our system to enter your details and directly access up to 5 of these projects (CIS FREE) or all of them and thousands more (CIS PREMIUM).

If you havn't already availed of our popular new fremium service you can do so here and be signed up in minutes! 

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A Round Up of Construction Activity in Sandyford,Dublin

These are all key and major active construction projects in the Sandyford area of south Dublin. If you are a CIS FREE or paying customer you can simply click on the hyperlinked project IDs below to login and directly access the project details. Otherwise you can sign up to CIS FREE here and view some of these projects as part of your 5 weekly prject views allowance.

 

Project ID: 858245 – €29m office development at Innovation House - Plans Submitted

1

 

Project ID: 851119 – €37m office Development at South County Business Park - Plans Granted

2

 

Project ID: 750242 -€47m Office development for GREEN REIT – On-Site

3

 

Project ID: 783103 - €134m Office development for Microsoft – On-Site

4

 

Project ID: 656579 - €31m Residential and Commecial scheme at central Park for Kennedy Wilson – On-Site

5

 

Project ID:842632 – €120m Office development - Plans Submitted

6

The sentinel is being sold for future development at the former Allegro Site opposite Dunnes Stores.

7

 

Project ID: 694753 – Road reconfiguration at Leopardstown Roundabout

 

Project ID: 810970 - €100m Women and CHildrens Hospital

 

 

CIS FREE, Our Latest Product Launch!



Our expectations for signups to CIS FREE have been hugely surpassed in the past week! 

Many have already signed up and accessed their choice of 5 full project details per week to discover and make contact on business lead opportunities! Have you availed of our new subscription option yet?

Sign up couldn't be easier;  you will gain access to full details of5 projects per week, every week, for as long as you like! You will also receive a customisable, weekly email alert of new and updated project opportunities relevant to you. 



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It couldn't be easier! To get a complete overview of your new subscription and the features you will have access to, Download our PDF guide or watch our new Video Guide to CIS FREE


We’ll help you to make the most of your subscription by sharing advice on using every feature of CIS FREE. Follow us on social media and subscribe to our blog to stay in the know about the latest project updates, industry news, events and much more!

   

If you would like to book online training on the new CIS FREE system or have any other queries on this product and upgrade options, please feel free to contact our sales team on 01 2999 200 or email the sales team. 

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