Component Primary Schools Framework

Component Primary Schools Framework

This commission is to design and build a standardised component solution to suit all primary schools be they all-through Primary, Junior or Infant and to suit a range of forms of entry (size of school).

United Kingdom-London: Primary school construction work

2016/S 157-284394

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Education
c/o Education Funding Agency, 20 Great Smith Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Richard Crosby
NUTS code: UKI1

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Component Primary Schools Framework.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

This commission is to design and build a standardised component solution to suit all primary schools be they all-through Primary, Junior or Infant and to suit a range of forms of entry (size of school). This framework includes the implementation of 9 initial primary schemes and the potential of further primary school schemes up to total project value of 95 000 000 GBP. The EFA intends to develop and apply the solution developed under this framework for use on further frameworks which will include primary school blocks and secondary school blocks.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 95 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKC
Main site or place of performance:

East of England, London, East Midlands (England), West Midlands (England), South East (England), South West (England), North West (England), North East (England).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The EFA intends to appoint 3 contractors to the framework agreement — a primary contractor and 2 reserve contractors. The primary contractor will deliver a group of 9 primary schools named in the framework agreement. The reserve contractors will deliver any such schemes in circumstances where the prime contractor is unable to deliver the scheme or disqualified pursuant to the terms of the framework agreement. The framework also allows for the introduction of future primary school schemes up to a maximum value (including the named schemes) of circa 95 000 000 GBP. These additional schemes will be open to the primary contractor and the 2 reserve contractors and subject to the mini-competition procedure set out in the framework agreement. Schemes may be located throughout England.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 95 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Candidates will be limited by applying the selection criteria set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available from the above-mentioned contact point in section I.3)

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

It it intended that an initial 9 primary school schemes will be delivered through the framework agreement. Further primary school schemes (including primary Free Schools) may be delivered through the framework agreement up to a total value of approximately 95 000 000 GBP.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Purchases from the Framework Agreement may be made by the Secretary of State for Education and by local authorities in England, academy trust companies and proprietors of free schools in England and governing bodies of maintained schools in England.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

The successful candidates will be required to maintain insurance of the types and in the amounts set out in the framework agreement, available from the above-mentioned contact point.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 060-100518

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 12/09/2016
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 13/10/2016

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority welcomes expressions of interest from consortia. No particular legal form is required at the time of submission of expressions of interest or tenders. The contracting authority reserves the right,however, to require consortia to form a legal entity prior to the execution of the framework agreement or to require that each party to the consortium undertakes joint and several liability for the delivery of the framework agreement and contracts issued under it.

The Education Funding Agency has adopted Constructionline, a certification service for construction-related contractors, consultants and material suppliers to reduce the administrative burden on suppliers wishing to apply for this opportunity.

If you are already registered with Constructionline, you will not need to complete our full PQQ — simply complete the top section of the Compliance Questionnaire providing details of your Constructionline registration and you then only need to complete the separate project specific Technical questionnaire.

If you are not registered on Constructionline you can still participate and will need to provide a response to the full PQQ and complete all questions in the Compliance Questionnaire and Technical Questionnaire.

If you are registered with Constructionline, please ensure you log-in to your Constructionline profile and confirm the information they hold on your company is accurate, that you are registered for appropriate work categories, and that you have a suitable notation value in place. Please note that if the details held on Constructionline do not meet the mandatory requirements listed in the Technical Questionnaire, then you will either need to update your details on Constructionline or provide additional information with your response to the Technical Questionnaire to demonstrate compliance. You must ensure any changes are made to your information prior to the closing date of this notice. Please contact Andy Preston on 07584703352 or for assistance.

Candidates who wish to register with Constructionline may contact Tom Jackson on. 07712391082; If you wish to register in advance to avoid completing the compliance questionnaire, you will need to start the registration process as soon as possible and ensure that you achieve a fully registered status prior to the closing date of this notice.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-2016811-PRO-8618531.

I.1) Name and addresses:

Official name: Department for Education (for itself and on behalf of the contracting authorities described in Section II.2.14)).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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