The Education Funding Agency’s framework to design and build free schools, academies and other education facilities has increased to £4 billion.
But the number of places on the next two lots – Sector North and Sector South – appears to have decreased from 12 last time to nine. The EFA says there will be nine contractors on each of the lots, with approximately 13 being invited to tender following the pre-qualification stage.
The 48-month framework will replace the existing version when it expires in November this year.
The EFA – the Department for Education funding body – said last month that the framework would be worth £3bn.
It will be used by the Education Funding Agency, academy trusts and local authorities to select construction partners for the delivery of capital building projects.
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 29 May.
The work will be split evenly between north and south.
The EFA intends to use an eTendering system. Applicants must complete a separate PQQ for each lot that they intend to bid for.
Applicants not registered on Constructionline will need to complete the full PQQ.
The EFA is in charge of the delivery programme and buildings for free schools, academies, university technical colleges, sixth form colleges, further education colleges and other educational facilities.
The successful contractors are expected to be in place and bidding for work from December.
|Sector 1: North and the Midlands||Sector 2: London, the South and the South and East of England|
|Balfour Beatty Construction||Apollo Property Services|
|Bam Construction||Balfour Beatty Construction|
|Bovis Lend Lease||Bam Construction|
|Carillion Construction||Bovis Lend Lease|
|Clugston Construction||Carillion Construction|
|Interserve Projects Services||Interserve Projects Services|
|Kier Regional||JB Leadbitter & Co|
|Shepherd Construction||Kier Regional|
|Sir Robert McAlpine||Rydon|
|Vinci Construction||Sir Robert McAlpine|
|Willmott Dixon||Willmott Dixon|