How to Exclude Soft Services from BSF/PFI Projects

Building Schools for the Future (BSF) is the government’s initiative for renewing secondary schools using the private sector to deliver design, construction, management and operation of schools. This Centre for Public Services briefing offers comprehensive advice to local authorities, trade unions and community groups on how to exclude support services from Building Schools for the Future and Private Finance Initiative projects.

The report includes:

Strategic choices for local authorities.
The government’s position on exclusion of soft services.
Employment and workforce matters.
Value for money assessment of soft services.
Quantitative assessment for the exclusion of soft services.
Proposed assessment model and requirements for DSOs.
Evaluation criteria for bids.
Appendices on NHS LIFT, Scottish guidance and the track record of PFI FM providers.