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Bidders’ day for £97m Yorkshire PF2 schools announced

The Education Funding Agency has announced details of a bidders’ day for the £97m Yorkshire batch of privately financed priority schools.

The batch of seven secondary schools will be the fourth batch of privately financed schools to come to market on the Priority School Building Programme.

A bidders’ day will be held on 27 January 2014 at the Samuel Lister Academy in Bingley, West Yorkshire.

To register, email your name, title, organisation, contact number and email address to Yorks-PF.PSBP@education.gsi.gov.uk.

Procurement of a contractor to build and maintain the schools is expected to begin in February.

To date, Laing O’Rourke and Morgan Sindall have each been shortlisted for two batches of privately financed schools on the PSBP, to be built under the government’s Private Finance 2.

Morgan Sindall, Wates and a joint venture between Interserve and property developer Kajima were shortlisted to bid for the Hertfordshire, Luton and Reading batch of seven schools in August.

Laing O’Rourke, Miller Construction and Sir Robert McAlpine were chosen to compete for the £120m batch of 12 schools in the North-east in September.

Laing O’Rourke, Morgan Sindall and Vinci were selected to bid for the £120m North-west batch of 12 schools in late December.

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