GRAHAM has secured two places on the highly coveted, Department for Education’s £7bn 2021 Construction Framework.
The framework will cover the construction of schools, universities and technical colleges, as well as being available for local authorities, and other government departments to use for their own projects; and is the successor to the DfE 2017 Construction Framework.
There are over 22 separate lots on the four-year framework, which are split into regional areas and three value bands – high, medium and low.
GRAHAM is one of eight contractors to make it onto Lot 2 of the High-Value Band, which covers projects worth over £12m in the southern region of England. The contractor is also placed on Lot 4 of the Medium-Value Band covering projects between £6m and £12m in the East Midlands.
Keith Hayes, National Framework Director at GRAHAM said:
“GRAHAM has a proven track record of delivering for the education sector, facilitating the construction of new schools across the country to bring forward quality facilities that support learning and development within our communities.
“We are proud to have secured a position on the Department for Education’s framework, which is set to deliver a £7 billion construction programme over the next four years and support delivery of excellent educational outcomes for children and young people.
“This news marks a significant milestone for GRAHAM and we’re delighted to work alongside the Department for Education and other framework users to deliver sustainable, modern schools and wider publicly-funded buildings which meet the Government’s net zero targets and priorities of the Construction Playbook.”
The DfE’s intends all School Schemes to achieve net zero carbon in use at handover and fully implement Modern Methods of Construction and ISO19650 BIM requirements.