EFA Contractors Framework

EFA Contractors Framework

Education Funding Agency wish to procure a new contractors framework to support its educational infrastructure delivery programme and other initiatives.

UK-London: Construction work for buildings relating to education and research

2013/S 060-099682

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Department for Education on behalf of itself and the contracting authorities named in Section II.8
33 Greycoat Street
SW1P 2QF London
E-mail: dapo.obatusin@education.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/executiveagencies/efa

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

See Section II.8

Section II.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

EFA Contractors Framework
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works

The Education Funding Agency is the DfE’s delivery agency for funding and compliance, which includes supporting the delivery of capital building programmes and maintenance programmes for schools. Any services procured by the EFA are procured on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education.
EFA wish to procure a new contractors framework to support its educational infrastructure delivery programme and other initiatives. This will include the delivery of buildings for free schools, academies, university technical colleges, sixth form colleges, further education colleges and other educational facilities. The Framework will provide for the delivery of projects across England operated under two sectors based on discrete geographical areas.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 000 000 000,00 GBP

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

The DfE is acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of itself (for further information on the DfE please see www.education.gov.uk) and the following:

Local authorities in England (for a list of local authorities in England please see https://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council)

Community schools in England
Voluntary controlled schools in England
Volunary aided schools in England
Special (any legal form) schools in England
Foundation schools in England
Trust schools in England
University Technical Colleges in England
Studio Schools in England (for further information on studio schools please see www.studioschoolstrust.org/welcome)

Academy trusts established or to be established in England (economic operators should note that free schools and university technical colleges are established as academy trusts)
Further education colleges in England (please see http://www.aoc.co.uk/en/about-colleges/index.cfm)

City Technology Colleges
And all educational establishments in England on the EduBase register at http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml

Further information on the different types of schools is available at https://www.gov.uk/types-of-school

For the avoidance of doubt the eligible bodies above shall include any providers of state funded education and shall also include any statutory successors and organisations created as a result of reorganisation or organisational change. In such circumstances clarification will be issued to those who are successful and eligible bodies.
The EFA may use Constructionline to assist with the pre-qualification of bidders when the formal procurement is commenced. Please see www.constructionline.co.uk for further information.

Please note that this is a Prior Information Notice to alert economic operators to the publication of a contract notice for this Project which is expected to be dispatched before the end of April 2013. This notice is NOT a call for competition. Please do not submit expressions of interest in relation to this PIN.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Will be set out in the tender documents following formal commencement of the procurement.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained
Tax legislation https://www.gov.uk/browse/tax
HM Revenue and Customs
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/browse/taxEnvironmental protection legislation https://www.defra.gov.uk
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Internet address: https://www.defra.gov.ukEmployment protection and working conditions https://www.dwp.gov.uk
Department for Work and Pensions
Internet address: https://www.dwp.gov.uk

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.3.2013

Requirement: Contractors Framework