2013 Report details for project: Building Schools for the Future (BSF)

Project name: Building Schools for the Future (BSF) - there are 3 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015
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Organisation: DFE (D6) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2013 (data is from Sept 2012)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: Building Schools for the Future (BSF) was conceived as a long-term programme of investment and change in England to help transform education for 3.3 million students aged 11-19. Although originally planned as a 15–20 year programme, it was announced by the Secretary of State for Education on 5 July 2010 that only projects that had achieved OBC approval by 1 January 2010 would continue. The BSF programme was designed to enhance the learning opportunities of young people by providing new or substantially refurbished facilities capable of delivering a 21st century curriculum. The programme also sought to: • provide teachers with 21st century work places; • provide a step-change in the level of information and communications technology (ICT) provision; • deliver the investment as efficiently as possible, through a standard procurement and delivery approach – the local education partnership (LEP). Since the decision was taken to allow only those projects beyond OBC by 1 January 2010 to continue, an exercise was undertaken in late 2010 to identify savings from the remaining programme. C.£250m was duly identified as efficiencies.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: EFA Capital continues to monitor the delivery of the remaining BSF schemes by Local Authorities. There are approximately 20 schemes requiring further approvals by EFA, using the New Projects Approval Process (no procurements are extant). The existing BSF processes are well known and create no specific concerns for the final delivery of the remaining school schemes.
Start date: 2011-07-12
End date: 2017-07-02
Schedule text: The BSF programme is approaching its end, with remaining schemes programmed and no procurements necessary to execute the rest of the pipeline. Delivery by LAs continues to be scrutinised by EFA Capital, with regular contact with the project teams in each LA responsible for ultimate delivery. The remaining schemes are all programmed out, with a final outlier school due to open in 2017, subject to the LA confirming the pupil place planning requirement for this scheme.
Baseline: £677.00m
Forecast: £677.00m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text:
Whole Life Cost: £6,302.00m
WLCost text: Local authorities are the contracting party for both traditionally funded and PFI schemes in the BSF programme. Responsibility for the whole life costs of these contractual arrangements remains theirs. We provide revenue funding for the relevant element of the Unitary Charge, which assists the meet the ongoing revenue costs of hard and reactive maintenance, and lifecycle costs. These costs are, however, fixed and stable in relation to the Department's own spending profile.
Sourcefile: DFE_2013.csv

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