Propozition supports Wates' appointment to £7bn DfE Schools Construction Framework - Propozition
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Propozition supports Wates’ appointment to £7bn DfE Schools Construction Framework

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Propozition supports Wates’ appointment to £7bn DfE Schools Construction Framework

Wates Group has been appointed to 11 lots of the DfE’s new Education Contractors Framework 2021 (CF21).

Under this latest £7bn four-year schools framework, Wates will deliver projects in the North and South of England worth £12m and above, as well as lower value projects across the country, (each £0.5-6m).

Jonny Sherwin, Managing Director, Propozition commented:

We’re delighted to have supported Wates’ latest success in education construction bidding working with ‘serial winner’ Gavin Miller and his team at  Wates Education.

Wates’ achievement is the latest in an unbroken chain of schools frameworks successes we have supported, each of which has led to appointment and the subsequent winning of multiple projects.

Gavin Miller, DfE Framework Director, Wates commented:

In a Wates-Propozition relationship spanning than more than a decade, I know I can rely on Jonny Sherwin and his team for strategic guidance, a fresh angle, or simply an edit to meet a tight word-count – and this latest Wates win benefited from all of these vital Propozition contributions.


Propozition has supported four generations of schools’ construction framework bids for Wates:

Generation 1: Priority Schools

Generation 2: EFA Contractors’ Framework

Generation 3: ESFA Contractor’s Framework

Generation 4: This DfE “CF21” appointment – more detail:  Wates’ DfE appointment press release


Steve Beechey, Group Public Sector Director, Wates said:

We’re proud of our record as one of the country’s leading schools builders and thrilled to be appointed across multiple CF21 lots enabling us to continue and expand upon our long-standing, and successful partnership with the DfE, one of our most important customers.

Over the last ten years, our partnership has been built on the excellent relationships we’ve developed with the DfE, its technical advisers, and the schools themselves.

Our ongoing commitment to delivering the best learning environments has seen us drive innovation in advanced standardisation, delivering the greatest social value and now the smallest environmental footprint – via the NZCiO environments, where our next generation of young people will learn.