• Are you prepared for the upcoming round of the condition improvement fund 2018/2019?

    960 640 Stuart O'Brien

    By Garland UK

    During recent years of CIF funding it was clear the EFSA have been pushing for Academies and Trusts to take ownership of their estate and effectively manage their asset plan for the future.

    So in order to carry on with our exceptional success rate we are urging Academies to start thinking about the next CIF round as early as possible. Many bids were rejected on the grounds that there was a lack of cost certainty and project planning. This is why starting early is essential for a successful bid!

    Over the last 6 bid rounds the Garland Company have enjoyed a market leading success rate of over 550 successful bids! In the 2017/18 bid round the EFSA awarded 388 roofing projects to which The Garland Company were responsible for 135 of those successful bids. That’s 35% of all the CIF awarded roofing projects.

    To give the Academy complete peace of mind, when it comes to bid writing and project delivery we have developed strong relationships with Key Chartered Building Surveyors who are experts in the Academy field and have also enjoyed similar success rates on other bid projects not just roofing. This offers a complete turn-key solution from bids to project delivery, making sure all the ESFA criteria is met.


    Due to our previous success rate this has allowed us to write and prepare bids at our risk. That also applies to our partnering surveyors so there is nothing to pay by the school. All fees for project delivery are included in the bid.

    Have a free consultation to discuss the needs of your site and to establish a realistic plan and bid strategy.

    Use the expertise of Chartered Building Surveyors who are experts in the field and can assist in any condition or expansion bid project.

    Once a bid is successful a complete turn-key solution from specifications, tendering and project delivery making sure all projects are delivered exactly to the EFA’s guidelines, on budget and on time.

    For more information get in touch with your local Garland representative today.


    Stuart O'Brien

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