£7bn Government spending on schools

There’s a lot of activity in the education sector at the moment, with a £7bn school building programme planned for the coming years and three schools projects recently awarded to ISG.

The DfE is gearing up for a major school building push promised by Boris Johnson as part of his Covid-19 infrastructure recovery programme. They have now started the tender process for contractors to join their framework of preferred suppliers, with the final selection scheduled for the autumn.

This ambitious 10-year school rebuilding programme will commence shortly when over £1bn will be released to fund the first 50 projects. These first projects will be confirmed in the autumn, and construction on the first sites is scheduled to begin in September 2021.

Contractors are invited to bid for 22 lots. For high-value projects over £12m, England is being split into north and south regions. Medium value projects between around £5m and £12m will be divided into eight regional lots and lower value schemes into a dozen regional lots.

To be considered for these valuable projects, contractors need to register on the DfE tendering portal, which you can find using the following link:


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