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Ireland-Limerick: Construction work
Modification of a contract/concession during its term
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
New Student Centre (Completion Contract), University of Limerick - Stone Work Specialist
University of Limerick, Limerick
Stone Works Specialist associated with New Student Centre. The New Student Centre will be accommodated in
a purpose designed 3,600m2 (approximate) building. The development will consist of a three storey over partial
basement Student Centre, providing a foyer space, auditorium (200 seat), meeting rooms, offices, a shop and
café, along with site clearance, new landscape paving and external works including enclosed bicycle shelters.
The building will include bespoke timber joinery, structural glazing and curtain walling. The building is designed
to achieve a BER A3 rating.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract/concession
Stone Work Specialist
Section VI: Complementary information
Section VII: Modifications to the contract/concession
Stone Work Specialist, New Student Centre Completion Contract
As a result of termination of the employment of the original main contractor and the requirement to re-tender the
main project delays in completion of the stone work specialist works have been encountered. The tender date
for the stone work specialist works is April 2019 and the anticipated finalisation of the completion contract is
Q1 2022. Arising from the delays increased costs have arisen associated with hyperinflation in the construction
industry and increased costs associated with the availability of materials and labour. Sundry other variations
associated with additional works not part of their original project scope.
Unanticipated termination of employment of original main contractor resulted in a requirement to re-tenderthe main project. As a result of the termination and re-tender process on the main contract delays havebeen encountered on the stone work specialist works. Arising from the unforeseen and unanticipated delaysincreased costs have arisen associated with hyperinflation in the construction industry during this delay period,increased costs associated with availability of materials arising from shortages, all due to the unprecedentedevent of the Covid pandemic and restrictions on imports and also increased costs associated with the availabilityof labour again due to the pandemic.