Construction consultant Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has been appointed by the Education & Skills Funding Agency to its Free School Wave 12 framework to provide project management services.
RLB was appointed after a competitive bid via OJEU. It is the second major framework RLB has been appointed to by the ESFA in the last month.
The Free School Wave 12 framework will deliver the additional free schools announced in the spring Budget as well as taking on existing ESFA projects entering the construction phase. Work is underway on the framework and runs for at least three years.
Stephen Scott, partner and education sector lead at RLB, said: “We are really delighted to have secured a place on another significant national framework for the ESFA. In March we were appointed to provide building surveying services on one of the UK’s largest Condition Data Collection frameworks in the public sector.
“We are also supporting the ESFA’s strategic projects and casework team by providing project director secondments.”
Dean Sheehy, RLB director, commented: “We are very pleased to be building our relationship with the ESFA. This demonstrates the strength and range of services RLB offers across its nationwide business network.”