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Full list: 16 appointed to EFA’s £5bn Regional Framework

The Education Funding Agency has appointed 16 contractors to its £5bn Regional Framework for school-building across six regional lots, Construction News understands.

Bam Construction and Kier have been appointed to all six English regions covered by the framework, comprising the North-east, East of England, London and the South-east, the South-west, West Midlands and the North-west.

Bowmer and Kirkland won all five regions it was shortlisted for while ISG and Shepherd each won four lots on the framework.

Wates was shortlisted for all six regions, but failed to win a place on any of the lots. Meanwhile, Morgan Sindall was unsuccessful on each of the four regions it was shortlisted for.

Full winners

North-east (£500m)East of England (£750m)London & South-east (£1.5bn)South-west (£500m)West Midlands (£875m)North-west (£875m)
Bam ConstructionBam ConstructionBam ConstructionBam ConstructionBam ConstructionBam Construction
Bowmer & KirklandBowmer & KirklandBouyguesBouyguesBowmer & KirklandBowmer & Kirkland
InterserveGF TomlinsonBowmer & KirklandGalliford TryISGConlon Construction
ISGISGGalliford TryInterserveKierEric Wright
KierKierInterserveISGSeddonGalliford Try
ShepherdShepherdKierKierSkanskaKier
Willmott DixonWillmott DixonRydonSkanskaThomas ValeShepherd
  Shepherd   


Construction News revealed in April that 37 bidders were shortlisted to compete for 43 places on the framework.

Willmott Dixon was shortlisted for all six regions, but was only successful on two of the lots: the North-east and the East of England.

Seven contractors have been appointed to each lot except London and the South-east, which has eight contractors. The regional lots are worth between £500m and £1.5bn over four years.

The EFA launched the Regional Framework last October, when EFA director of capital Mike Green said he hoped it would help “spread the work more fairly” between large national firms and regional SME contractors.

Preston-based Conlon Construction was appointed to the North-west region and is the smallest contractor and the only SME to be successful on the framework, with a turnover of £35.4m in 2013.

Derby-based GF Tomlinson, with a turnover of £100m in 2012, was appointed to the East of England region.

Shepherd, Interserve and Rydon are among the contractors that lost their places on the EFA’s £4bn national Contractors’ Framework when it was retendered in 2013, but have been successful on the Regional Framework.

Shepherd was appointed to all four regions it bid for, Interserve was successful on three out of four regions it was shortlisted for, and Rydon won one out of two regions it bid for.

The framework covers smaller school-building and refurbishment projects. Individual projects awarded through it are expected to be worth £3m to £7m, but could range from £200,000 up to £12m.

Galliford Try took three regions of the framework, while Bouygues and Skanska were each appointed to two regions.

The new framework is due to commence on Monday 7 July.

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