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Subject: School Building in the UK
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: inforequestbsf-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 13 Oct 2006 12:30 PDT
Expires: 12 Nov 2006 11:30 PST
Question ID: 773257
The UK government has launched a scheme to fund the building of new
schools and the refurbishment of existing schools.  The programme is
known as Building Schools of the Future (BSF).  I want details of all
the contracts that have been awarded under BSF.  The details I require
include the Name of the successfull prime (main) contractor, and the
name of the company providing the Information Technology element of the contract.
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Subject: Re: School Building in the UK
Answered By: keystroke-ga on 15 Oct 2006 11:03 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
 
Hello inforequestbsf,

Thank you for your interesting question.

After some research, here is what I have gathered: all the contracts
that have been awarded under BSF. The bits that I quote about the
contracts being awarded are all from the p4s.org.uk front page or news
archives; from there, you can download an announcement from the city
that approved the contract. If the contractor won for both, I have
mentioned it; in some cases, ICT contracts have been awarded and
construction ones haven't, and in other cases, construction contracts
have been awarded and ICT contracts have not. At the end, I have
appended some schools that still have lists of contractors that they
are choosing from, and I have included what contractors they are.

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Leicester -- Miller Consortium.

Google cache--
http://72.14.209.104/search?q=cache:7eZ34pJE34YJ:www.p4s.org.uk/documents/LeicesterPB040906_2FINAL.doc+miller+consortium+bsf&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1&client=firefox-a

In this case, Miller Consortium will be providing both construction
and ICT (information and computer technology) infrastructure to the
Leicester schools.

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Stoke-on-Trent--
http://www.p4s.org.uk/

Stoke granted the largest ICT contract awarded so far.
Research Machines--
http://www.rm.com/investors/NewsDetail.asp?cref=IN753352

"19 September 2006
Press release: Stoke announces ICT preferred bidder

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has announced that Research Machines (RM)
PLC is their preferred bidder for ICT in BSF. RM will design,
implement and manage an ICT service supporting around 14,000 pupils in
24 schools, and will work with the council?s construction partner, who
is yet to be announced."

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Solihull--

Research Machines was awarded the first BSF ICT contract with Solihull
Council for 6.4 million.

"4 August 2006
Press release: Solihull announce preferred bidder
for BSF

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council have announced that the BAM PPP
consortium is their preferred bidder for BSF. Working with RM, their
ICT preferred bidder, the Council and BAM PPP will deliver four new
secondary schools for the north of the borough."

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Manchester--
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/news/2006/aug/ictpart.htm

"24 August 2006
Press release: Manchester announces ICT preferred bidder for BSF

Manchester City Council has announced that Ramesys is their preferred
bidder for ICT in BSF. Ramesys will deliver a managed ICT service to
schools in Manchester?s BSF programme, working alongside Balfour
Beatty and Laing O'Rourke, the City Council's framework construction
partners."

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Newcastle-- Aura  180 million 
http://www.p4s.org.uk/news.htm

"02 June 2006
Press release: Preferred bidder announced for Newcastle BSF contract

Newcastle City Council has announced its preferred bidder designate
for the city?s biggest ever investment in schools.

The council?s Procurement Committee has appointed Aura as its partner
as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme ? a
public-private partnership between Newcastle City Council,
Partnerships for Schools and Aura.

The 180 million project, which will transform 16 schools across
Newcastle, is the council?s biggest ever contract."

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Sheffield City provisional-- Paradigm     320million 
for construction

"30 May 2006
Press release: Sheffield City enters into preferred bidder negotiations

Sheffield City Council has provisionally appointed Paradigm as
preferred bidder for their 360million BSF programme, making them the
fourth of the pathfinder BSF local authorities, and fifth local
authority overall to reach this milestone stage of BSF."

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Greenwich-- VT Group plc   290million 

"23 May 2006
Press release: Greenwich enters into negotiations with a preferred bidder

The London Borough of Greenwich has announced that it has entered into
final negotiations with VT group plc as preferred bidder for its 290
million BSF programme. "

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Lancashire-- Catalyst Lend Lease-- construction and ICT
250 million

"28 February 2006
Press release: Preferred bidder announced for Lancashire BSF contract

Lancashire County Council today announced the appointment of Catalyst
Lend Lease as the preferred bidder for its 250 million Building
Schools for the Future programme."

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Bradford-- Integrated Bradford    400million 

"13 January 2006
Press release: Bidder found for top schools contract in Bradford

Bradford Council has today announced the appointment of Integrated
Bradford as the preferred bidder for its 400 million Building Schools
for the Future programme."

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Bristol-- Skanska (construction and ICT)

"16 December 2005
Press release: Schools of the future move a step closer for Bristol

Bristol City Council today announced the selection of Skanska as the
preferred bidder for the Bristol section of the flagship Building
Schools for the Future (BSF) programme."

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Knowsley-- 3 shortlisted
http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/news/news_archive/2005/12/2005_12_09_01.html
150million

One of the first school districts to be announced as receiving
funding, Knowsley has run behind schedule and has not yet chosen which
company it will contract with.

"The three short-listed bidders are: Transform Schools ? a consortium
led by Balfour Beatty Construction; Spirel ? a consortium led by AMEC
Construction Group; and Key Stage Solutions ? a consortium led by the
Alfred MacAlpine Group."

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South Tyneside--
http://www.southtyneside.info/learningandleisure/schools/bsf/benefits.asp

"STaG Announces Long List

South Tyneside and Gateshead Councils, and the South Tyneside Primary
Care Trust,  have selected six bidders to go through the Invitation to
Participate in Dialogue stage of its 177m Building Schools for the
Future (BSF) programme.

The six consortia selected are:

    * Aura
    * Bespoke Environments
    * Excell2gether
    * Inspired Spaces
    * Investors in the Community
    * Miller

STaG Project director Stan Johnson said: ?I am delighted we?ve got
such high quality bids for the STaG BSF project.?

?Our evaluation team will be working hard to shortlist up to three
bidders to go through to the next phase later this year and we hope to
have selected our preferred partner during 2007.?"

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Sources:

BSF Projects in Progress
http://www.bsf.gov.uk/projects/

Search terms:
bsf
miller consortium bsf
knowsley bsf
south tyneside bsf

If you need any additional clarification before rating my answer, let
me know and I'll be happy to assist you.

--keystroke-ga

Request for Answer Clarification by inforequestbsf-ga on 18 Oct 2006 15:27 PDT
Hi Keystroke

Am working my way through this data and will confirm if I need
clarification in the next day or so.

Thanks for the efforts to date

Regards
inforequestbsf-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

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