School buildings: Education Funding Agency contractors framework

The EFA contractors framework is for use for all school building construction projects

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Please refer to the latest version of the School Buildings: ESFA Construction Framework.

Contractors framework

The new Education Funding Agency (EFA) contractors framework was launched in November 2013. This framework can be used to design and build larger schools and is suitable for either single or grouped schools projects.

The contractors framework can be used to deliver schools totalling £4 billion in capital cost and will expire in November 2017.

The companies appointed to the contractors framework (alphabetically by geographical area) are:

Sector north Sector south
Balfour Beatty Group Plc Balfour Beatty Group Plc
BAM Construction Ltd BAM Construction Ltd
Bowmer & Kirkland Limited Bowmer & Kirkland Limited
Carillion Construction Limited Carillion Construction Limited
Galliford Try Construction Ltd Galliford Try Construction Ltd
Kier Kier
Sir Robert McAlpine Sir Robert McAlpine
Thomas Vale Construction Plc Wates Construction Ltd
Wates Construction Ltd Willmott Dixon

The standard preparation and procurement documents and templates for preparing a project for the contractors framework are available from the download section on the right-hand side of this page. If you are considering the use of this framework please contact the EFA at:


Regional framework

The regional framework was launched in July 2014. This framework is suitable for smaller projects such as block replacements, smaller schools and refurbishment projects.

Published 11 March 2014