The school building construction framework was set up by the DfE (Department for Education) in November 2017. Reacting to Boris Johnson’s announcement of major funding for the sector the DfE plans to evaluate the the 10-year building plan, the first projects are set to commence in September 2021.
Contractors currently listed on the current schools framework will have their positions challenged as a new preferred panel of contractors are to be selected for 2021.
In order to plan for the implementation of the funding, over a £1bn of which will be released imminently with initial projects confirmed in Autumn, the DfE are inviting interested parties to engage in an online event:
The purpose of the events is for DfE to engage with the construction market about the intended procurement of a new framework for the delivery of education building projects. The events will set out how the current framework has performed and also how DfE intends to consult with the construction market to gather feedback from contractors, which will be used to inform the design of the new framework.
The content will be the same across both dates and interested parties must confirm their attendance for their preferred date via the stated link. A further invite with joining instructions for the Microsoft Teams event will be issued following close of registration.
Department for Education
Attendance is restricted to a maximum of 2 people per company and registration can be made up to 5pm on the 22nd of July.