School buildings: construction framework 2021

Information on the framework used to procure school and public building construction works.

Applies to England


Appendix A - process timelines

Appendix C – regional boundaries

Access agreement


The construction framework supports the school building programmes and is also available for schools, local authorities, and other government departments to use for their own projects.

The framework is split into 3 value bands, and each value band into regions:

  • high value band (£12m+) – 2 regions
  • medium value band (£6m to £12m) – 8 regions
  • low value band (£0.5m to £6m) – 12 regions

The framework launched on 30 November 2021 and will operate for a period of up to 4 years.

A list of the 26 contractors who have won places on our framework is available in Appendix D.

Standard framework documents for using the construction framework will be made available to framework users following signature of the access agreement.

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Published 30 November 2021