2019 Report details for project: Priority School Building Programme 2

Project name: Priority School Building Programme 2 - there are 3 reports for this project: 2016, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DFE (D6) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2019 (data is from Sept 2018)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The Priority School Building Programme is meeting the condition need of the 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 have been handed over by the end of 2017, two years earlier than originally announced. - Under the second phase known as PSBP2, individual blocks of accommodation at 277 schools are being rebuilt and/or refurbished using capital grant and are scheduled to hand over by the end of 2023. - 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 of scale in procurement in terms of both time and cost. PSBP2 has 49(+2) schools worth over £10m of which 17(+3) have their design and build contracts awarded. The future pipeline of projects, determining requirements on steel sourcing, has been signalled to the market pre-procurement. This gives potential bidders sufficient time to prepare for competitive bidding under ESFA frameworks; alternative frameworks and OJEU procurements.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: We continue to achieve target feasibility and handover dates which gives us greater confidence that we will achieve overall target completion. In this light, we hope to see an improvement to the Delivery Confidence Rating in the future. The new forecast, approved by SCB (Schools Capital Board) has now formed the basis for a new baseline for 2018-19 which factors in additional slippage that may occur as a result of complex schemes. The baseline/forecast dates have been developed to reflect more realistic timescales, improving our ability to model future projections with greater accuracy. We have agreed short and long term actions to further improve management processes and forecasting arrangements. This work is ongoing.
Start date: 2014-05-01
End date: 2022-12-31
Schedule text: Public School Building Programme 2 does not at this point have any indication that there will be any delays in in the overall delivery of the programme.
Baseline: £448.60m
Forecast: £448.60m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £2,398.50m
WLCost text: Initial capital investment to address the poor condition of school buildings will avoid significant future costs to deal with a deteriorating estate and help to avoid any incidences of basic need pressure created through obsolescence.
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