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School buildings: Education Funding Agency Regional Framework

Information on the EFA regional contractors framework and related documents

EFA regional framework

EFA regional framework

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) Regional Framework was launched in July 2014.

The Regional Framework is a 4 year framework for use by the EFA, academies, local authorities, dioceses and educational establishments. It is aimed at individual school projects, both new build and refurbishment, with capacity to deliver elemental works.

There are 6 regional lots. Each region has 7 appointed contractors, with the exception of London and South East region which has 8 contractors.

Framework characteristics

Individual school schemes use:

  • new build projects
  • extensions
  • refurbishment and remodelling
  • refurbishment works can include roof, window, boiler replacements, removal of asbestos
  • scheme value range of between c£200,000 – c£12 million
  • more than one scheme can be tendered together but
    • value of the tender must not exceed c£12 million
    • each scheme has its own contract

The contactors appointed to the Regional Framework (alphabetically by regional lot) are:

LOT 1 – North East

  • BAM Construction
  • Bowmer & Kirkland
  • Interserve Construction
  • ISG Construction
  • Kier
  • Wates Construction Ltd
  • Willmott Dixon

LOT 2 – East of England

  • BAM Construction
  • Bowmer & Kirkland
  • G F Tomlinson
  • ISG Construction Ltd
  • Kier
  • Wates Construction Ltd
  • Willmott Dixon

LOT 3 - London and South East

  • BAM Construction
  • Bouygues UK
  • Bowmer & Kirkland
  • Galliford Try Construction
  • Interserve Construction
  • Kier
  • Rydon Construction
  • Wates Construction Ltd

LOT 4 South West

  • BAM Construction
  • Bouygues UK
  • Galliford Try Construction
  • Interserve Construction
  • ISG Construction
  • Kier
  • Skanska

LOT 5 - West Midlands

  • BAM Construction
  • Bowmer & Kirkland
  • ISG Construction
  • Kier
  • Seddon Construction
  • Skanska
  • Thomas Vale

LOT 6 – North West

  • BAM Construction
  • Bowmer & Kirkland
  • Conlon Construction
  • Eric Wright Construction
  • Galliford Try Construction
  • Kier
  • Wates Construction Ltd

The standard preparation and procurement documents and templates for preparing a project for the Regional Framework are available from the EFA. If you are considering the use of this framework please contact David Whitehead or Matthew Spellman