Following education secretary Michael Gove’s announcement of a £2 billion school building programme, the capital body responsible has launched the tender process.
Partnership for Schools has published details of the Priority School Building Programme, which, according to the tender notice, will spend between £1 billion and £3bn.
It anticipates 100 schools will be built or rebuilt as part of the programme. “The full scale of the programme is still to be finalised, but is likely to include a mix of primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, sixth form colleges and alternative provision and so could cover between 100-300 schools in total,” the tender document says.
The procurement process is likely to start in the first quarter of next year, but interested contractors are invited to “enter into a market engagement exercise to inform and finalise the procurement strategy”, the document says.
Contact details are:
Department for Education
33 Greycoat Street
Attn: Bryony Mines
SW1P 2QF London
Tel. +44 2033017000