Portsmouth City Council’s £200 million Building Schools for the Future scheme has been delayed due to a change in procurement method.
The south coast authority will now procure its contractor and ICT provider through two separate OJEU notices in September, according to CNplus’ sister title Infrastructure Journal.
Portsmouth – which is in Wave Six of the £55 billion BSF programme – had planned to go to the market sooner for one consortium to provide both services.
The BSF scheme will involve building or refurbishing 12 secondary schools in the city. It is understood that four new builds and a refurbishment will involve PFI work, while seven will involve design-and-build refurbishment.