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Update: December 2019

The Court ruled against the Department setting aside the Contract Award. This decision was subsequently appealed unsuccessfully by the Department.

Having considered the Court of Appeal judgement in relation to the legal challenge to the procurement competition, the Department has concluded that it would not be appropriate to proceed with the award of a contract under this particular competition.

The Department intends to run a new procurement competition for the project and is currently reviewing the options for the new competition.

Update: 6 April 2018

A hearing to consider the legal challenge took place in the High Court of Justice (NI) between 6 February and 12 March 2018. The Department is currently awaiting the outcome of this process.

Update: 28 June 2017

The procurement process for the York Street Interchange has been progressed in parallel with the statutory process. The tender process to appoint a Contractor to bring the scheme to a construction ready stage has now been completed. However, tender award cannot occur at present due to a legal challenge. The legal process is ongoing.

Update: 15 November 2016

Following the completion of the Public Inquiry in 2015 the Department has released the Inspector's Report. It has also:

published its Notice to Proceed with the scheme
made a Departmental Statement in response to the recommendations made by the Inspector
published the Designation Order for the scheme.

The Department's officials will initiate contact with relevant parties early in 2017 to fulfil the commitments in the Departmental Statement.

The Vesting Order for the scheme will be made in due course when funding has been confirmed.

The Inspector's Report, Departmental Statement, Notice to Proceed and
Designation Order are available from the list on the right.

A summary of the Inspector's considerations and recommendations, contained within Sections 7 and 8 of the Inspector's Report can be viewed here.

Documents containing:

the content of the decision
a description of the main measures to avoid, reduce and, if possible, offset the major adverse effects of the project
information about the consultation carried out in compliance with Articles 67A(8) and 67B, the representations received on consultation, and any changes made as a result of those representations
the Inspectorsí Report on inquiries held into the proposal

may be inspected by any person, free of charge, at all reasonable times during the period from 21st November 2016 to 6th January 2017 at the following offices of the Department:

The Department for Infrastructure - Eastern Division, Hydebank, 4 Hospital Road, Belfast BT8 8JL
The Department for Infrastructure - Headquarters, Room 2-01, Clarence Court, 10-18 Adelaide Street, Belfast BT2 8GB.

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