The Education Funding Agency said the firms will now bid to build seven secondary schools, three of which will be built in Bradford.
The tenders will be to design, build, finance and maintain the schools through a 24-month construction phase and a 25-year operational term using the Government’s PF2 aggregator financing model.
Yorkshire PF2 batch
- All Saints Catholic College, Huddersfield
- Belle Vue Boys’ School, Bradford
- Carlton Bolling College, Bradford
- Harrogate High School, Harrogate
- Oakbank School, Keighley
- Samuel Lister Academy, Bradford
- Whitcliffe Mount Business and Enterprise College, Huddersfield
So far the Government aims to let five contracts to deliver schools using private finance.
An Interserve/Kajima joint venture has taken the first batch of seven schools in Hertfordshire, Luton and Reading, worth £150m.
Construction is due to start from November through to March 2015, with planned completions due for August 2016.
Miller Construction, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine are chasing a dozen PF2 schools in the north east, worth around £120m.
In the North West, Laing O’Rourke is also in for a dozen schools worth around £100m, this time up against Morgan Sindall and Vinci.
An invitation to prequalify was also sent out last week for the final tranche of eight secondary schools in the Midlands. These are expected to cost around £120m to build.