Meet shortlisted bidders on DIT Grangegorman Campus Development PPP programme

The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) and Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) 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 €200m Central and East Quads development project in Grangegorman, Dublin7.

The Meet the Buyer event takes place on Wednesday 13 August 2014 in the CityWest Hotel, Saggart, Co.Dublin, at 9.15am. This free event is open to construction suppliers and enterprises in a wide variety of supply categories from aggregates to windows. Attendees will learn more about the DIT Grangegorman campus development project and have an opportunity to meet with the three shortlisted building candidates. Attendees will also find out how to become a sub supplier through a series of short 5 minute “pitch” meetings.

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The three Public Private Partnership (PPP) consortia that have been shortlisted to progress to the next stage of the delivery of the Central and East Quads at DIT’s new education campus are BAM PPP; Eurigena Group and Kajima Infrared. BAM PPP includes Ireland based BAM Building Ltd and BAM FM Ireland Ltd. Eurigena Group includes Spanish contractor FCC ConstrucciónSA and Dublin based John Sisk & Son along with facility management service providers Mitie and Noonan Services. Kajima Infrared consists of UK based Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe and HSG Zander Ireland Facilities Services.

Registration for the Meet the Buyerevent is free and interested companies can now register to attend on

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 andEnterpriseIreland. 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. The zone will also include financing information from Microfinance and crowd fund LinkedFinance as well as an insurance, bond & credit rating advisory service through Finance One. Delegates will be able to meet with advisers on cross border trade opportunities, public sector tendering and consortia building through InterTrade Ireland and Dublin based consultancy company, Tender Team.

This phase of DIT’s new campus at Grangegorman will accommodate approximately 11,000 students and staff when completed and occupied in September 2017. Construction has already commenced on site with work scheduled to begin on the Central and East quads development in 2015. The Central Quad will cater for Tourism, Food, Science, Health and Engineering students, as well as some Built Environment students, whilst the East Quad will cater for Applied Arts, Social Sciences, Law, Media and Languages. These buildings will effectively replace the existing facilities atKevin Street,Cathal Brugha Street, and several other smaller facilities.

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. Through the Grangegorman re-development project, the Government is investing approximately €300 million into the Irish economy over this period up to September 2017. There will be further investment when further areas of the campus development come to market. The next DIT phase will include the West Quad (Business) and the new library. Other projects coming online within the re-development are the HSE primary care centre, the new Dublin 7 Educate Together primary school and the Community Nursing unit.

This strategic regeneration project will deliver in the region of 4,500 construction jobs and a further 1,100 when complete. The Grangegorman re-development is a flagship Government project and its reach can be felt far beyond the Dublin 7 area. 

Brian Murphy, Chief Executive of the NDFA, welcoming the opportunity to work in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland, said: ‘This event is about making sure that suppliers from the SME and construction sector have all the information and support they need to be able to exploit the business opportunity presented by the DIT campus project’.

The Chief Executive of the Grangegorman Development Agency,Michael Hand, added: ’Much has been achieved on the Grangegorman re-development since its inception in 2006. We have a new state of the art mental health facility, the Phoenix Care Centre, a primary school onsite, the first 1,000 DIT students are about to arrive in September and a major site infrastructure and public realm contract is currently underway. The PPPs will deliver over half of DIT to Grangegorman in 2017 and it is terrific to see such interest from local, national and international companies who want to be part of this important regeneration project’.

Julie Sinnamon, CEO EnterpriseIreland said: ‘The Construction sector is a priority sector forEnterpriseIreland because of its job creation potential – there are more than 100,000 employed in the sector inIreland.EnterpriseIreland’s ambition is to drive further growth and job creation in the sector and we have worked closely with the sector to drive international growth. This work is paying off andEnterpriseIreland assisted construction companies achieved exports of €2.15bn in 2103.

‘This ‘meet the buyer’ event is an excellent way for Irish construction firms to win lucrative 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 Buyerevent please visit:

Or contact Karen Hoey or Nicola Jess on Tel: 01 668 9887

For more information on the DIT Grangegorman Campus

Indicative Supply Categorieson DIT East and Central Quad Development PPP project are as follows:

Acoustic Folding Partitions


Air handling unit.

Asbestos Removal

Audio Visual equipment

Auditorium / lecture hall seating

Balustrading / Handrailing


Blinds subcontractors

BMS Control contractors

Boiler suppliers/Biomass


Brick & Blocklaying

Building Materials

Car park systems.

Carpentry Contractors

CCTV suppliers



Cleaning contractors

Cleaning Supplies companies

Commissioning engineering

Concrete Cutting & Coring

Concrete Materials

Concrete slab contractors




Electrical Contractors

Facade access

Façade subcontractors

Facilities Management Services

Facility maintenance subcontractors


Fire alarm installation

Fire prevention /maintenance suppliers

Fire rated doors

Fire rated Glazed partitions

Fire stopping & Fire protection

Flooring & Tiling Contractors


Furniture & Schools Equipment suppliers

Glass Coatings

Glazing / Rooflights Contractors

Ground water control

Groundworks /Earthworks Contractors

Gym Equipment


Hygienic Cladding

ICT Contractors (cabling only)

In situ concrete


Intruder alarm suppliers

IPS Panels / Toilet cubicles



Joinery Supply

Kitchen Equipment

Laboratory Furniture & Equipment

Landscaping and playing pitch subcontractors

Lightening protection

Lighting Equipment


Loose schools furniture suppliers

Louvres / Brise Soleil

Mechanical Contractors

Mechanical Ducting installation.

Metal Decking




Painting Contractors


Passenger Lift Contractors

Paving Subcontractors

Pestcontrol companies


Plant Hire


Plumbing Supplies

Precast Concrete

Precast stairs

Radon Protection

Rainwater installations

Roadwork and road marking

Roller shutters

Roof lights.

Roof mansafe system


Sanitary ware


Schools Curriculum Supplies

Schools Sports Equipment supplies


Security companies

Signage suppliers

Site Testing

Steel Reinforcement supply and fabrication


Stone suppliers

Structural Precast Concrete

Structural Steel

Substructure / Foundations / Retaining Structures

Suspended Ceiling subcontractors

Sustainable Energy Suppliers

Tanking / Waterproofing

Temporary Canteen Facilities

Temporary Electrical Contractors

Timber Frame

Traffic Management


Waste Management subcontractors

Waste Water Treatment

Window cleaning companies


Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
PPPs allow the burden of State investments be borne upfront initially by the private sector. Utilising PPP opportunities allows the private sector to address the State’s infrastructural needs, with the State sector paying for this investment over an extended period of time, usually 25 years. Delivery of educational infrastructure through PPPs usually results in delivery costs, maintenance and operational costs all being borne upfront by the private sector. The public sector repays the private sector’s investment in the form of annual unitary charges encompassing maintenance elements / operational elements and building element. In this way and particularly at a time when there are strains on the public purse, the costs to the public sector are distributed over a prolonged period whilst at the same time proactively addressing public needs with appropriate risk transfer to the private sector and therefore assisting economic activities.

The Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) is a statutory agency established in 2006 by the Irish Government under the Grangegorman Development Agency Act 2005 to redevelop the former St. Brendan’s Hospital grounds in Dublin City Centre. The GDA aims to create a vibrantnew city quarter with a diverse mix of uses, in a way that is sensitive to the context of the Grangegorman site, its surrounding neighbourhoods and the existing community. The challenge is to plan for and implement a complex, multi-phased development that provides:

  • A high quality area with physical linkages toSmithfield,Phibsborough,PrussiaStreet and the City Centre
  • New health care facilities for the Health Services Executive (HSE)
  • A new urban campus forDublinInstitute of Technology (DIT), bringing together all students and staff into one location
  • New arts, cultural, recreational and public spaces to serve the community and the city
  • A primary school, public library and children’s play spaces
  • Complementary mixed-use development


Grangegorman Development – Briefing Notes
This project delivers:

  • A construction project with substantial employment and spin off benefits
  • 2,000 construction jobs from now until 2017
  • A further 1,161 full time jobs created on completion
  • A “Local Labour” charter has been put in place, committing contractors to recruiting up to 20% of all new employees through the Area Network Skills Register.
  • A central piece of national economic infrastructure – supporting knowledge society, research and development, intellectual capital creation, upskilling of the labour force and enterprise innovation.
  • One of the first major new mental health assets to come about as part of the Department of Health and Children’s multi-annual programme of capital investment with “A Vision for Change”.
  • Phoenix Care Centre sets a new standard for care of mentally ill patients
  • Develops a new urban quarter for Dublin City
  • Maintains this key city centre site in public ownership
  • Contributes significantly to regeneration of Dublin’s north inner city, including areas such as Smithfield, Cabra and Phibsborough
  • Knits areas of the city together in a coherent way
  • Integrates with and supports transport initiatives including Luas Cross-City.
  • Delivers vital primary care and other health services to the area
  • Major consolidation of higher education sector-
  • DIT accounts for almost 10% of the total higher education sector in Ireland
  • All DIT activities, currently on 39 citywide locations, will be brought together at Grangegorman
  • First 1,000 DIT students will arrive on campus in September 2014

 Core aspects of the Grangegorman Project

  • HSE: Relocation of residents and staff of St. Brendan’s hospital from antiquated accommodation into purpose built 54 bed facility on the site. Building is complete and patients and staff have moved in. Construction of the new primary care centre and community nursing facilities.
  • DIT: Consolidation of all DIT activities, 22,000 students and 2,000 staff – at a single location, including education facilities, research, technology transfer, sports, cultural activities, science park and student accommodation.
  • Providing a major public recreational and amenity resource for north inner city. Apart from health facilities, this includes public library, primary school, playgrounds and park and, access to sports facilities.