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Winners revealed on £8bn ESFA schools framework

More than 30 contractors have won places on the government’s £8bn framework covering the construction of new schools in England.

Kier was the biggest winner in terms of places and contract value, securing spots on 14 lots with a combined value of £5.5bn.

Bam Construction, Carillion, Wates and Willmott Dixon all secured places on lots with a combined value of £4bn. 

In terms of the number of spots, Bowmer & Kirkland secured the second highest with 12, Keepmoat Regeneration was third with nine, while Interserve, Morgan Sindall and Styles & Wood all secured eight places.

Bam Construction, Bouygues UK, Bowmer & Kirkland, Carillion, Kier, Sir Robert McAlpine, Wates and Willmott Dixon won places on the framework’s biggest package: the £2.6bn high-value south lot, covering projects over £12m in the South.

Bam, Carillion, Kier, Wates and Willmott Dixon also landed places on the £1.4bn high-value lot for the North, with Galliford Try also being chosen for the northern lot.

A total of 33 contractors were picked across 22 lots as part of the Education Skills Funding Agency’s four-year schools building framework.

The procurement of the £8bn framework has been beset by delays since it was unveiled last year.

Procurement was expected to start in March this year but was pushed back until the end of June after the ESFA was left waiting for government sign-off.

The framework will be the default option for the government’s controversial free schools programme.

In April the Department for Education waved through 131 new schools to be delivered under the free schools policy.

The new framework will replace the existing £4bn main contractors’ framework, which was launched in November 2013 but will expire this month.

The framework is currently in a standstill period, with firms expected to officially sign contracts on 20 November.

ESFA framework winners

1. High Value Band – Intended for projects over £12m

1.1 Lot 1 – High Value Band: North (£1.4bn)

  • Bam Construction
  • Carillion Construction
  • Galliford Try Building
  • Kier Construction
  • Wates Construction
  • Willmott Dixon Construction

1.2 Lot 2 – High Value Band: South (£2.6bn)

  • Bam Construction
  • Bouygues UK
  • Bowmer & Kirkland 
  • Carillion Construction 
  • Kier Construction 
  • Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Wates Construction 
  • Willmott Dixon Construction 

2. Medium Value Band – Intended for projects between £4.5m and £12m

2.1 Lot 3 – Medium Value Band: North East and Yorkshire (£240m)

  • Bowmer & Kirkland 
  • Clugston Construction 
  • Henry Boot Construction 
  • Interserve Construction
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Robertson Group

2.2 Lot 4 – Medium Value Band: East Midlands (£210m)

  • Bouygues UK
  • Bowmer & Kirkland 
  • Henry Boot Construction 
  • Interserve Construction
  • ISG Construction 
  • Morgan Sindall

2.3 Lot 5 – Medium Value Band: East of England (£400m)

  • Farrans Construction
  • Galliford Try Building 
  • Interserve Construction
  • ISG Construction 
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Styles & Wood
  • The McAvoy Group 

2.4 Lot 6 – Medium Value Band: London (£410m)

  • Farrans Construction
  • Galliford Try Building 
  • Interserve Construction
  • ISG Construction 
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Speller Metcalfe 
  • Styles & Wood

2.5 Lot 7 – Medium Value Band: South East (£570m)

  • Galliford Try Building 
  • Interserve Construction
  • ISG Construction 
  • Midas Construction 
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Stepnell 
  • Styles & Wood

2.6 Lot 8 – Medium Value Band: South West (£240m)

  • Galliford Try Building 
  • Interserve Construction
  • ISG Construction 
  • Midas Construction 
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Stepnell 

2.7 Lot 9 – Medium Value Band: West Midlands (£230m)

  • Bouygues UK
  • Bowmer & Kirkland 
  • Clugston Construction 
  • G F Tomlinson Building 
  • Interserve Construction
  • Morgan Sindall

2.8 Lot 10 – Medium Value Band: North West (£200m)

  • Bouygues UK
  • Bowmer & Kirkland 
  • Henry Boot Construction 
  • Interserve Construction
  • Morgan Sindall

3. Low Value Band – Intended for projects up to £4.5m

3.1 Lot 11 – Low Value Band: North East (£80m)

  • Aura Newcastle 
  • Keepmoat Regeneration 
  • Kier Construction 
  • Styles & Wood

3.2 Lot 12 – Low Value Band: Yorkshire and the Humber (£85m)

  • Aura Newcastle 
  • Keepmoat Regeneration 
  • Kier Construction 
  • Styles & Wood

3.3 Lot 13 – Low Value Band: East Midlands (£105m)

  • G F Tomlinson Building 
  • Keepmoat Regeneration 
  • Kier Construction 
  • Robertson Group
  • Styles & Wood

3.4 Lot 14 – Low Value Band: East of England A (£115m)

  • Barnes Group t/a Barnes Construction
  • Bowmer & Kirkland 
  • Cadman Construction 
  • Kier Construction 
  • Net Zero Buildings 

3.5 Lot 15 – Low Value Band: East of England B (£125m)

  • Barnes Group t/a Barnes Construction
  • Bowmer & Kirkland 
  • Cadman Construction 
  • Keepmoat Regeneration 
  • Kier Construction 

3.6 Lot 16 – Low Value Band: London (£245m)

  • Borras Construction 
  • Bowmer & Kirkland 
  • Diamond Build 
  • Keepmoat Regeneration 
  • Kier Construction 
  • Net Zero Buildings 

3.7 Lot 17 – Low Value Band: South East A (£235m)

  • Baxall Construction
  • Bowmer & Kirkland 
  • Keepmoat Regeneration 
  • Kier Construction 
  • Net Zero Buildings 
  • T&B (Contractors) 

3.8 Lot 18 – Low Value Band: South East B (£135m)

  • Bowmer & Kirkland 
  • Keepmoat Regeneration 
  • Kier Construction 
  • Net Zero Buildings 
  • T&B (Contractors) 

3.9 Lot 19 – Low Value Band: South West A (£80m)

  • Bowmer & Kirkland 
  • Keepmoat Regeneration 
  • Kier Construction 
  • Speller Metcalfe 

3.10 Lot 20 – Low Value Band: South West B (£80m)

  • Bowmer & Kirkland 
  • Kier Construction 
  • Net Zero Buildings 
  • REDS10 

3.11 Lot 21 – Low Value Band: West Midlands (£125m)

  • Keepmoat Regeneration 
  • Kier Construction 
  • Midas Construction 
  • Robertson Group
  • Styles & Wood

3.12 Lot 22 – Low Value Band: North West (£90m)

  • Eric Wright Construction 
  • Galliford Try Building 
  • Kier Construction 
  • Styles & Wood

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