2015 Report details for project: Priority School Building Programme - Capital

Project name: Priority School Building Programme - Capital - there are 2 reports for this project: 2015, 2016
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Organisation: DFE (D6) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: On 24 May 2012, the Secretary of State confirmed that the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) would rebuild, or meet the condition needs of 260 schools. The programme will address the needs of 214 schools through capital grant and 46 schools through private finance. To ensure value for money for the public sector, the schools have been grouped together in “batches” to make projects that will be commercially attractive and drive strong competition. Under the capital funded element of the programme the batches are being procured using the EFA Contractors Framework and the EFA Regional Framework. The following objectives have been agreed for the capital funded element of the PSBP: 1. to rebuild or meet the condition needs of 214 schools, prioritising those in worst condition using capital funding; 2. to build more for less; 3. to use a centralised procurement model in order to drive efficiencies in procurement, time and ensure that a quality solution is obtained at the lowest cost; and 4. to gather data that will enable the efficient delivery of future school buildings e.g. data on cost, timelines, energy usage etc.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The recovery of the construction market has impacted the programme. We are continually reviewing our market strategy. We have identified a broader range of procurement options for the programme, one of these options being the use of the new EFA Regional Contractors Framework which was launched in July 2014.
Start date: 2011-07-19
End date: 2019-01-01
Schedule text: As of 5 June 2015, we have: 26 schools open in new buildings; 107 schools for which construction contracts have been signed and we are working with all the schools in the programme. This month the programme hit the public commitment to open 24 schools before the General Election.
Baseline: £607.30m
Forecast: £358.40m
Variance: -41.00%
Variance text: In response to the recovery of the construction market we have slowed down the release of schools to the market to ensure that we can drive best value for money. We are continually reviewing our market strategy and are still on track to hand over the majority of the new or refurbished buildings by the end of 2017, two years earlier than originally planned.
Whole Life Cost: £2,023.34m
WLCost text: This element of the PSBP is funded using capital grant.
Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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