2017 Report details for project: Priority School Building Programme (PSBP)

Project name: Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) - there is only one report for this project
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Organisation: DFE (D6) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2017 (data is from Sept 2016)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The Priority School Building Programme is rebuilding and/or refurbishing those school buildings in the very worst condition across the country. There are two phases of the programme, covering a total of 537 schools.:- Under the first phase of the programme, known as PSBP1, 260 whole schools are being rebuilt and/or refurbished. 214 schools through capital grant and 46 using private finance. The vast majority of schools in PSBP1 will be handed over by the end of 2017, two years earlier than originally announced. - Under the second phase, PSBP2, individual blocks of accommodation at 277 schools will be rebuilt and/or refurbished using capital grant. The schools will be handed over by the end of 2021.To ensure value for money for the public sector, schools in both phases of the programme are grouped together to make projects (or batches) that will be commercially attractive and drive strong competition. This grouping of projects also allows us to take advantage of economies in procurement in terms of both time and cost. The programme has 143 schools worth over £10m of which 75 have their design and build contracts awarded.The future pipeline of projects determining requirements on steel sourcing have been signalled to the market pre-procurement. This gives potential bidders sufficient time to prepare for competitive bidding under EFA frameworks; alternative frameworks and OJEU procurements.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: A number of external factors continue to impact the programme, the most significant being the recovery of the construction market. Over the last 25 to 27 months we have experienced a lack of interest from contractors in the new batches of schools being released into procurement and experienced contractors seeking additional funding . This has resulted in delays against our internal delivery programmes, expenditure slipping backwards and an increase in the overall cost to deliver the programme. We continue to review and adapt our market strategy to identify further opportunities and solutions to drive value for money for the projects remaining in the programme pipeline. PSBP2 is at an early stage of development and the SRO is confident that good progress is being made. There is growing evidence of cost pressures to deliver the programme to the agreed capital budget.
Start date: 2011-07-19
End date: 2075-12-31
Schedule text: Although there have been variations to the schedule of individual schemes within PSBP, the overall programme remains on track. PSBP1 will deliver the majority of its schemes by Dec-17 as anticipated and PSBP2 although in the early stages does not at this point indicate any overall delays in delivery.
Baseline: £745.07m
Forecast: £724.07m
Variance: -3.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £4,403.01m
WLCost text: All current indicators point to PSBP being delivered within the approved Budgeted Whole Life Costs
Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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